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Thursday, July 21, 2011

28 Weeks and Dave's Graduation

Friday, May 13th, marked 28 weeks, the start of my Third Trimester. According to Babycenter, the baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels. He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through my womb. He's also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

Baby was moving around. I did laundry and dishes. Kaitlynn had breakfast and watched tv. I had a headache. After showering, Kaitlynn and I went to Olympiad to sign up for summer gymnastic class. I think she thought she wasn't going to get to do gymnastics because they were closed.

We went to MawMaw's and had lunch. Then went to the Zoo for Zoo Friends Day. We attended the sea lion show.

We looked at the primates outside of the primate house, saw the big cats, zebras, giraffes, donkeys, a peacock and went to the bird house. When going into the bird house, Kaitlynn has to find the toucan first. It's Dave's favorite bird.

Kaitlynn looked at the prairie dogs and was talking to the other kids telling them about the animals. We stopped and had a snack - funnel cake and ice cream. We went through the Jungle of the Apes and Kaitlynn rode the carousel with MawMaw. She was doing "tricks" on the ride.

We went into the penguin and puffin cove, saw the bears and went into the Children's Zoo (where Dave met us). Kaitlynn pet a guinea pig and a chinchilla. We rode the train and then had dinner. After dinner, we went to see the stingrays and sharks. One of the stingrays, splashed Kaitlynn and MawMaw. Kaitlynn hurt her finger somehow because she was so terrified when the stingray did that.

We went to the gift shop. MawMaw bought Kaitlynn a bag of rocks, some stickers, and a bag and bought the baby a Zoo hat. We went to Wendy's for frosties to end the evening. Kaitlynn was asleep (in the car) by 9:20. Baby moved around alot throughout the day.

I was grateful for the nice weather, fun time at the Zoo and we were able to spend time as a family.

Saturday, the 14th:
T-ball was canceled due to the fields being unplayable (from the rain). We had breakfast and Kaitlynn played with Bailey. My stomach, legs and ankles were itching. Kaitlynn rested on her Sesame Street couch with Bailey while I rested on the couch. My left knee / leg was achy. Baby was moving around. Kaitlynn pretended to give Bailey a hair cut. My chest, neck and arms started itching. I took a nap. Kaitlynn colored some more pages from her Spongebob Easter book.

After lunch, Dave and Kaitlynn went to daddy / daughter dance practice. While they were at practice, I took a shower. Since being pregnant, my body temperature is so much hotter than it normally is. I get so hot, so easily.

We went to Eckert's for strawberry picking. Kaitlynn napped in the car on the way there. We went to the store and sampled peaches, different oranges (cara cara, blood orange and a few others), natural peanut butter and raspberry salsa. We went to the garden center and looked around.

We picked strawberries. It was windy when we were in the strawberry fields. After strawberry picking, we went back through the store and sampled peaches and apples. Then had frozen custard. It started drizzling after we came back from the fields.

We headed home and changed out of our wet clothes. We had dinner and Kaitlynn had a shower and got ready for dinner. Dave read her devotional, they prayed and Kaitlynn was asleep at 9:30. Baby moved around. I had blisters on my tongue and in my throat from the acid in the strawberries, which is weird because I have never had that before.

I was grateful for being able to go to Eckert's despite the weather, getting home safely and being able to rest throughout the day.

Sunday, the 15th:
I was nauseous and baby was moving. I still had blisters on my tongue and throat.

We attended church. Our message was about following Jesus with uncommon courage. Kaitlynn learned that friends take turns.

After we got home, we checked the bird's nest and unfortunately 1 of the 3 eggs had dropped out of the nest. We had lunch and we got ready for Dave's graduation. We picked up MawMaw and then went to the Graduation Reception. We took some pictures and walked around.

We went to the Commencement and were able to get decent seats, even though they were on the bleachers. We arrived about an hour before the ceremony started. Kaitlynn did great having to wait so long.

After the ceremony, we went to dinner to celebrate at the Cheesecake Factory. It was a little bit of a late night. Kaitlynn fell asleep in the car before 10PM. Baby didn't move much that evening.

I am grateful for church, Dave's graduation, family coming to support him, dinner and Kaitlynn having a good time with family.

Monday, the 16th:
Baby was moving around. Kaitlynn slept in a bit and so did I. I was really tired and felt worn down. I still had the blisters on my tongue and throat. Kaitlynn painted in her Spongebob Easter book.

After calling Olympiad, Kaitlynn and I went there to register. Kaitlynn went into the gym with an instructor named Brittany to try to do a cartwheel. Kaitlynn was happy that she was signed up and going to start gymnastics this summer. She took a nap in the car for about 45 minutes. We went to MawMaw's and she went with us while we took the car for an oil change and did some shopping. We had dinner and went home. On the way home, Kaitlynn really wanted a frosty from Wendy's. She was yelling out at other cars, asking if they knew how to get to Wendy's. Silly girl! She wanted a frosty since after Dave's graduation. Kaitlynn got ready for bed. Dave read a book, read her devotional, they prayed and she was asleep about 10PM.

I was grateful for having a healthy pregnancy, sleeping in and getting shopping / errands done.

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