Lets see...the past few weeks have been great. I went to Fairhope to visit one of my college roommates and friends, Emily. She is 17 weeks pregnant and not feeling very good. I thought it would be fun to hang out with her and chat up the pregnant world. In doing so, I got to see my long-time friend Lucy and her sister Lauren! I haven't seen these girls in probably 5 years. I LOVE when I see old friends and I feel like they haven't changed a bit. These girls haven't changed a bit! I ended up helping them out with a dinner party for this end-of-bible-study-graduation thing. It was WORK. 3 of the 5 workers were pregnant too so it made it even harder. It ended up being fun though and I know we really helped them out, which was rewarding.
Last weekend I went to Gulf Shores for a Family Girls trip. My mom, grandmother, aunts, and cousins all went and we had fun. We went out to the beach, took a few boat rides, went to eat at Wolfbay, and just talked. I did not visit the Florabama this round. I saw a few pics from this trip and got very sad about the size of my body so I will not be posting pictures. In fact, you probably won't see any belly pics of me. I guess I am not one of those posters. For some reason I still don't find it "cute" on me. I'm really not dealing well with the gaining LOTS of weight thing.
The most exciting thing right now is the baby's room! We put the french doors in this weekend and I've bought all the bedding and a rug. It's really coming along. Now, all I have left is the chandelier and decor. The walls are very bare so its not super cute yet. I do love the bedding though. Its a "transportation" theme complete with hot air balloons, sailboats, airplanes and so on. I really wish I had done before and after pics of this room. It has come soooooo far. It was a playroom with worn out carpet, pink walls (that needed re-painting) broken blinds and SO much clutter. We have made everything in that room new and clean for Baby J's arrival. Once there is a finished product I will post pictures.
In other pregnant news, he is kicking like crazy now. I feel him all the time and it seems like that happened overnight. The last time I went to the doctor I said "I think I feel movements, but its not for sure yet" and now I am for sure that he wants me to know he's in there. Brent has felt him several times and it really is so neat. Zoe got to feel him too which made her very happy. In general, she is ridiculously excited about the baby. She asks lots of questions and I think she feels like time is dragging by (and so do I).
This coming weekend my college friends are throwing me and 2 other preg friends a baby shower in Auburn! We are staying at the conference center and I'm sure we will eat at our favorite Auburn spots. I haven't seen these girls in a while and the dynamic will def be different with 3 pregnant girls. Our group is not used to this- No "Supper Club"- :(
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