22 weeks (5 and 1/2 months)
24 weeks (6 month mark!!)
27 weeks!!!! Finally starting to look like we have a baby in there. I've gained about 16 lbs or so (mostly in my *ahem* chest area... I've gone up a full cup size.) He kicks and moves non stop now and recognizes his fathers voice. Brent lays his head on my abdomen to talk to him and promptly gets a swift kick to the head every time.
I'll be 28 weeks (7 months) this Friday and entering the 3rd trimester! Tick tock! We are starting to buy our birth supplies now (our midwife brings most of it but we just want to be extra prepared.) I've been nesting up a storm and trying to get as much done around the house as possible. Our bedroom is finally painted and we are going to change the light fixture next week. I hope we can get our bedside tables soon also. The kitchen is next on the agenda.
The baby shower is currently being planned... or I should say for the most part planned. My girls came up with a "high tea theme" (colors are blue and brown) so Brent will stay just as long as it takes to eat half the food and then he'll be taking the "menfolk" fishing or to a nearby driving range. Brent wanted to feel like he was a part of the shower so the girls "allowed" him to design and put together the invitations. Here is what he came up with:
This is the whole invitation "package"... invite, registry card and envelope
Close up of the invitation
And here is a close up of the registry info... he hand stamped and put together all of these himself. The cards themselves are actually over 70 years old. Brent's grandfather on his mothers side owned a printing company for decades and these are the same cards he and Brent's grandmother used to announce their engagement (his grandfather is 91 years old and got engaged at 19!) I thought it was very sweet of him to include a bit of his history in our invitations.
Most of the invitations have been sent out already with just a few more left to do. Lots of family and friends who we knew could not make it requested invitations as keepsakes. A whopping 54 invitations total are being sent out between our two families with only 22 of those people actually coming to the shower! It's pretty darn crazy. The only thing I have been allowed input on is the menu... which suits me just fine since I'm only showing up for the food anyway! There will be a selection of the requisite tea sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, tarts, fruit, tea cakes, lots of petit fours as well as some more substantial food for the guys. Should be fun!
Outside of that we have been spending lots of time at the beach or fishing. This move was the best decision we ever made... a few highlights of the past month:
Me at 6.5 months... finally caved and bought a new suit since my old ones were getting a bit... indecent lol
Brent catching us all dinner
Florida Bowfin... almost 7 lbs and 22 inches long