/> SLO in Arkansas: June 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Almost July!

Only 11 more days until July..I can't believe it! We are so excited too. I am slowly but surely getting the things done on my enormous "to do" list, and Im glad about that. Some things I thought were so important have definitely gone down on the list, as my energy level is next to nothing these days:) Im still feeling great though and very thankful for that. Swimming has been very relaxing lately, especially the hotter it gets. I would have to say that swimming, sleeping and ice cream are my 3 favorite things these days. If my day includes any or all of those, then its been a good one!!
I know all pregnant women, especially 9 months pregnant women, get to a point when they dont think they can get any bigger. I think that time has come for me! Here are the reasons I have reached this conclusion.
1) I can no longer sit upright, but have to lean back and slouch because there is no where to put my stomach
2) I can only eat about 1/2 as much at a time, because as number one suggests, there is no room for anything else inside me
3) My friend Deidre's little girl Shelby used to call me Lauren, and now my name is "Big Lauren"
4) Every week when I go to get dressed for work, it never fails that I put something on (a shirt) that I wore the week before, and it no longer covers everything appropriately!
5) I now do the "pregnant waddle"
6) Last but not least are the wonderful comments from friends and strangers letting me know how big I am. Most of these are fine when coming from people I know, but the random man who asked if I was having twins is lucky to still be walking around today:)

Anyway, I'm fairly good natured about most things, since I am close to the end and know it will be over soon! I am just ready to meet the little guy that has been kicking me for so long and squishing my bladder:)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Still Growing!

We are getting closer and closer to the big day and I am so excited I can't stand it! I am 34 weeks and growing by the day it seems! I haven't taken pictures as regularly as I used to, but here are some of the most recent ones from the last week or so. Silas and I attended our first childbirth class last week, and it was not as bad as I thought it would be!! We knew most of what she talked about, but some stuff was new, plus we got to practice some breathing and relaxation techniques, which were fun:) I have also started a new Beth Moore Bible study on Wednesday nights for the summer, so my weeks are getting pretty busy in the evenings. Other than that, we are just busy busy working and getting things done around the house. I have been able to float around in the pool a few times and am loving it!! We bought a new float and I just had a ball with it the other day when I learned I could lay on my stomach and it felt good!! Do you know how long its been since I have layed on my stomach?!?!?!? Everything else is good and I am glad to say that I am feeling good and having the energy to get done what I need to. I have slowed down a lot, but I know I need the rest! When I have my uncomfortable and hormonal days I just think....not that much longer!!!!