Over Halfway There – 21 weeks!

I meant to be better about taking pictures than once per month, but the holidays sure do make that difficult!  I mentioned in my last post that Mason had been traveling a lot, but thankfully he is now home from all his travels!  This month he spent 2 weeks in Israel with his parents and a group of other couples doing the ‘tour of all tours’ of the Holy Land.  Every day was filled with all kinds of historic sites and good Mediterranean food .  Sadly, I was not able to join them on the vacation (doctor’s orders!), but I think we are all sure that it was simply the Lord’s protection keeping me stateside to care for Baby K!

We have otherwise really enjoyed ourselves the past few weeks.  Scout and I had lots of girl-bonding time as we missed the man of the house, and I took some extra time off of work to relax…and nest 🙂  A big shout out and thanks to Jenni for helping me get started on our registries – I would have been at a complete loss without her!  We also got to FINALLY witness the marriage of our dear friends Seth and Natalie 🙂  Mason officiated the wedding (fresh off the plane from Israel, no less), and it was such a beautiful event, filled with great friends and food and an outpouring of love and encouragement in the gospel.  We are so excited for the Bridges – they were the most adorable couple on their wedding day!

After all the travel and festivities, Thanksgiving could not have come at a better time, and boy did I enjoy myself.  What pregnant woman doesn’t love being told she can eat for two! We spent Thanksgiving over at the King’s house, where my sweet in-laws cooked all our favorite foods.  It was a perfect day of relaxing, sleeping, and even watching a little football (a tough Texas loss, but I know my family was excited for the Texans win)!  We then spent the weekend cleaning out Mason’s office to prepare for the nursery, pictures to come soon!

So the holidays are upon us – Advent has begun.  Our little family of 2.5 has so much to be thankful for, so in this season of busyness and parties we hope to take time to prepare our hearts for Christmas and the joy we have in Christ coming to man.  We celebrate the fact that we are in Him amidst joys and sorrows.

So here we go – the 21 week update!

How far along: 21 weeks

Baby’s size: a carrot (10.5 inches!)

Maternity clothes: so thankful to Haley and Katie for all the clothes they’ve let me borrow!

Sleep: getting a little more difficult.  I have historically been a stomach sleeper, so I am now forced to stay on my side all night, a much more difficult task than I thought it would be.

Best moment of this week: spending lots of quality time with M, getting the nursery cleaned out!

Miss anything: champagne (strange, I know.  I’ve always picked champagne over wine)

Movement: due to a little “cushion” in the front of my belly (how the doctor described it to me – I’ll save the details), I cannot feel it strong, but there are definite moments that I get a few punches poking through.

Food cravings: ice cream

Queasy or sick?: nope

Have you started to show yet?: I had my first moment shopping in West Elm this week where the store attendant asked “do you know what you’re having?” without checking first that I was actually pregnant – made my little heart so happy!

Gender: M and I know…we’ll be revealing next weekend!!

Belly button in or out: still in, but pushing its way through

Wedding rings on or off: on

Happy or moody most of the time: happy, unless you get in between me and my nesting plans

Looking forward to: sharing with all our friends the gender of this little nugget!

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