It's been a big week for baby. He's busy flexing his arms and legs, blood vessels are visible through his skin, and myelin is beginning to form around his nerves. The girl vs boy parts are clearly evident, and even visible on ultrasound. Other big news is that baby's wardrobe doubled in size this week. It appears that Grandma Cooper and Aunt Debbie went shopping at the Carter outlet at the Lake. Baby Wade is so excited about it's new outfits! Mamma Wade loves getting fun packages in the mail.
Check out these cute bibs!
I love the feet and the polka dots! Mike and I have a hard time believing that something this size will actually
come out of me in 5 months!
The baby has a long way to go from bell pepper to newborn size. Mike and I were trying to figure out the best angle to show off the bump, and he recommended that I 'stand like a baseball player'. Once I had that helpful hint, I found the perfect position. I look forward to the day my belly sticks out further than my back end. With my luck, my back end will grow at the same rate. One blessing is that I should have great birthing hips. All is going well with the pregnancy. I feel great, and I've even been able to run some again.
Mike and I have begun the daunting task of searching for baby gear. We've been 'stroller' shopping at Seattle's parks, and it appears that the hip stroller in Seattle is the "Bob" jogger. Turns out that the Bob isn't in our budget. Where do people in Seattle get all of this money? If you are reading this and you have any input on strollers, cribs, car seats, cloth diapers, etc... feel free to send them our way!
I was about to sign off, but I just have to tell you that the weather man just came on TV and said 'Summer is about to storm back'. When he says storm, he is speaking of the low 80s. You also need to know that for the past 5 days, the sun hasn't been able to burn through the clouds until about 4:30 pm. Today we didn't hit 70, and the overnight low is in the 40s. You'll notice that I am wearing long sleeves. Summer SHOULD storm back! I would love to turn the fan on in my house =) At least I won't have to buy maternity shorts!
We love and miss you and the Midwest humidity! Heather, Mike, and the little Tyke