Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Week 28 (12 weeks to go...my oh my)

So here we are...28 weeks done...12 weeks to go...and tonight we are 5 days away from moving into our new home AND only 10 days away from my opening night at Books and Books Coral Gables.
So we're just a LITTLE busy in the Florida Room.
I will post pictures of the house, before, during and after the move. Sometime next week...
In the meantime...as I am on the eve of week 29, I wonder how big Baby C has gotten in a week as she was 3 healthy and happy pounds last week. One thing I am sure of is that the weeks are getting shorter and I am getting bigger! Sleep is getting challenging as are the stairs at work...but overall I feel amazing!
Also, today I discovered the most amazing product from a fellow blogger, http://www.lunchskins.com/ a REUSABLE lunch and snack bag! I know in 2 years when I am packing lunch for Pre-K2 I will be using these. Check them out! Great idea!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

75th % and 3lbs of Love

Yesterday we went and got to see Baby C for the first time in 10 weeks! She is such a cute baby neatly tucked away head down...notice I am not calling her a little baby... at 28 weeks, Baby C is in the 75th % and weighing in at 3lbs! ...avg. weight for this week is about 2 1/4 lbs.
It was amazing to see her though, first we saw her in 2-D...and then they cranked the machine to the 4-D setting, which is 3-D in motion! Our feisty girl was happy as can be sleeping (mom's fault for having had OJ at breakfast and....sacrilidge...a Coke at lunch...I know...I know). Anyhow she was asleep and had her left arm and hand over her nose and mouth, making it challenging to get a good picture of her, however here you have her in 4-D. Isn't she beautiful? ( I think she has my nose...please let her have my nose...it's not wrong to say this out loud is it?...and my leg length...that's not too much to ask physically is it?) Everything looks normal and it makes me radiate with joy to know that in 12 short weeks we won't need a machine to see her.

...In other news, the house is in major packing mode. It's a hot hot mess...but soon we'll be in our new home and settled in, which also makes me very happy.

I've also finished a good number of paintings for my art exhibition at Books and Books in Coral Gables. To see how that work is progressing, hop on over to cSd Art & Illustration ...and if you are in town, come out and see the series I am calling "A Slice of Miami Pie" running from Friday September 3- Wednesday September 29th. We'll be there on opening night...so you can see the art, me and my big belly!

Speaking of my big belly...as soon as we take the Week 28 photograph I'll blog about it. I am getting one of two reactions these days, "Oh you're tiny for 28 weeks" or "Are you sure you are only having one?" ...no gray area here...just black or white. Personally, I don't care, I love my belly and I LOVE being pregnant, it is by far the most incredible experience I've ever had the privilege of having.

Friday, August 13, 2010

27 down...

The month is moving along and so is my growth! Over the past couple of days I have not only been feeling and seeing the kicks...but I am definitely feeling the rolling moves. If I am feeling those...that means that I will soon see them.
I went to the doctor this week and shortly after laying his eyes on me, he looked at the chart and then looked at me again and said, "Looks like we are making a big baby here"...yeah...I could have told you that at conception!
The exciting news is that on Wednesday of next week we're getting our 28 week sonogram! We haven't seen Baby C since June when I was 18 weeks...so we're thrilled about getting to see our big girl in a few days. If the pictures are good I'll post a few for you to see.
In other news...I am working on paintings for the show at Books and Books in September. I posted some previews on my cSd Art & Illustration blog. Click on the link to take a look.
Well, I hope your week went well and may you have a lovely weekend.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Our House is a Very Very Very Fine House...

A virtual tour of our home. We'll miss it after being here for 4 years, but look forward to making a home somewhere else. Thanks for the memories house!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

26 Down, 14 More to Go!

This is going really fast all of a sudden. 26 weeks!! I mean, the summer is basically over (before school starts on August 23 that is)...and by the time it is over, I'll be nearly 30 weeks! Oh my...we are NOT ready for Baby Ceci...

So, for a while there I was growing...a lot and quickly. I do something that most pregnant women (at least that I know) don't do...I weigh myself every Thursday morning. Why? Well, I want to make sure I am staying healthy and fit...and you don't weigh as much in the morning as you do at the end of the day (duh). So, long story short --- I weighed myself this morning, and the scale read the same as it did last week...which is the same as the week before. I'm told this is OK...that in a few weeks, as she gains weight I will leave this plateau and the numbers will begin to rise yet again. I'll let you know...or you'll probably be able to see!

In other Florida Room News...the painting for my show has begun...I've posted sketches on
cSd Art & Illustration . I hope you will take a look...and as always, thanks for stopping by here.