September 22, 2009

26 Weeks

Hello in there baby boy! You are 26 weeks old in my belly this week, and you are practicing your leg and arm exercises a lot :) We can even see your movements from the outside sometimes, and we made a little video to try and capture your kicks and punches. You have more predictable patterns of movement in the last few days ... you move a lot when I wake up in the morning, around 10 or 11am, again around 8 or 9pm, and your favorite time to squirm is when I lay down in bed at night. I hope that's not a sign of things to come!

You have a big milestone this week - you're opening your eyes for the first time! Way to go little guy! Even though you won't be able to see much in there, your eyes have developed enough to detect light through my stomach. You really started packing on the weight in the last couple weeks too. You're gaining about a half pound each week, so in the last 3 weeks, you have gone from about a half pound to 2 pounds! You are about 15 inches long. Mommy's tummy is really starting to grow outwards, and strangers have started to ask if you're a boy or a girl. I tell them with a huge smile that you are a sweet little boy. We are so proud of you already and what you have accomplished growing and developing over the last 6 months. Mommy and Daddy love you little bambino!

In news outside my belly, we are preparing to move out of our townhouse and into our new home next week. We had friends over for Addison's Oktoberfest and a BBQ to watch the Texas Tech vs Texas football game this past weekend. It was the perfect way to celebrate the last full weekend in this place, and totally represented the best of what this townhouse and location offers. But, we're so excited to get into the new place, introduce Kodi Bear to his new yard, and really get going on preparations for baby's arrival home. We're looking into painters, flooring, utilities, insurance, and all sorts of other things that come along with moving and settling in to a new home.

We'll have a little break from the preparations when we head down to Austin this weekend to visit Jeff's family and Colin, who will be in town on a little pre-deployment vacation. Looking forward to a relaxing weekend with family in beautiful A-town. And we're so grateful for a chance to see Colin before he leaves for Afghanistan in October!

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