Hows it going?
Well, thanks for asking. Its going pretty well! I started feeling movement and kicking a few weeks ago, May 21st was the first official major kick. The boy is pretty active. Now I feel him kicking all the time, all day. It has become a welcome regular connection that I feel with my son. I know he's in there and doing well enough to be moving around often, so I feel good.
I've gotten into using our recently acquired Wii Fit to get some exercise, but mostly I enjoy the balance games and some mild aerobic activity. If you are considering getting a Wii fit, go for it. We love ours. I its kind of a cross between Brain Age and Wii Sports.
In the last week or so, I've been without my wii fit because Ryan and I are staying at my parents house while we get our hardwood floors refinished. We did the living room a year ago and finally had the determination to do the rest of the house. We had to move every single thing from the three rooms, guest/baby, bedroom, and office into the living room. It was no small task, and unfortunately because of my "condition" my ability to help was somewhat limited. Ryan did it almost all by himself, with help from our friend Warren for the big items.
We are really looking forward to being able to use this as an opportunity to not only go through the crap we keep and throw stuff out.. but just to have a clean slate is so nice. Especially when planning a baby's room. I love that the space will now appear more "finished" and that everything we put back in those rooms will be there with purpose. Anything we don't need to use or decorate with will be cataloged and put in storage. If we don't miss it by next year then its out of our lives.
June 5-8 Ryan and I went on our "last vacation" before baby and flew up to Portland, OR. We stayed at a nice hotel/spa, and relaxed while taking in the sights of Portland. We really like it up there. Not only is it green and lush, but the city is very cool, with old style charms, great public transport, a strong creative scene and most of all it is affordable! If we ever decide to move out of Santa Barbara, we'll have Portland at the top of our list.
Teresa got to feel the baby kicking at lunch today! She is the first person who got to feel him in action. He was kicking a bit and so I suggested she try to feel it and as soon as she put her hand on my belly he kicked really hard over and over again and calmed down about a minute later. It was intense! Its nice to finally start to be able to share this with others. Ryan has yet to feel him, but I think its because he kicks more frequently during the day when I'm sitting down and much less in the evening. Soon... !
Lately Craving: Sweets
Lately Reading: 25 ways to Simplify Your Life with Kids