Monday, December 11, 2006

Decking the Halls

So, I'm HUGE. And, I'm the only one who can say that! ;) Unless you would like a very large disgruntled pregnant woman on your hands! 37 the countdown progresses, I'll try to keep the blog up to date with the size of belly and general state of mum (that's me!)

I am feeling great, no moodiness (wink!), fatigue, or other prego 3rd trimy symptoms. I am very happy - very thankful for this time in my life. I have so many great joys and gifts to give thanks for and focus on. I really am overcome with gratitude.

Here is a pic from our Christmas Party on Saturday night! I was decking the halls for sure!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Tree Farm Time

It was such a blast getting our Christmas tree this year - we went two days after Thanksgiving. We had the ultimate selection - the huge lot of trees was nearly untouched. We found the perfect one! She is pretty huge! Sure is feeling like Christmas. It will be a quiet holiday for us this year, unable to travel home for the first year ever. Just us two...errr, three, or, I guess two and a half. It's kinda weird...but another unique experience. :)

Professional Pics of the Bump

Although, more than a bump now - a growing mountain is more like it...scroll down to the previous entry for recent pics from earlier today...

Our wedding photographer, Eloise Farr, does absolutely phenomenal work. We have really enjoyed working with her, and when she learned of our pregnancy, she offered to take prego photos of us. So here we are, in Asheville, NC, at 28 weeks.

Whoa! Four More Weeks to Go

We are officially in the homestretch with four more weeks to go. This week, I am 36 weeks prego - next week, I will be full term at 37 weeks.

I am feeling great - I still feel pretty darn normal (a relative word, I know!). I have lots of energy, don't feel too emotional (any more than normal that is), very happy and excited to meet our son. I am so thankful for how good I have felt this whole pregnancy really. The only symptoms that are beginning to intrude on an otherwise blissful pregnancy are breathlessness - I find it a little more difficult to catch my breath - I get winded more easily. Also, it is a bit more tricky to move around - I can still bend over and touch my feet, do my yoga and stretches...but the little guy has been applying quite a bit of pressure to the pelvis area, making bathroom breaks a real frequent need. Also, it is just not super comfy at all times when he goes into certain positions - he is feelin' really big. According to my reading, he is about 6 pounds about now.

So, here are some pics from this evening! In front of our mammoth, full-on Christmas-filled-spirit Christmas tree. Yes, it is the Griswald Family Christmas ...I think I am in for many years of over doing it! But, I wouldn't have it any other way ;)