We're now at 18 weeks and the baby is the size of a sweet potato. How fitting as we've just enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner with our loved ones! Hopefully you were able to share a delicious meal with friends and family, sweet potatoes and all. This week they say the baby can hear things from outside the womb. I'm convinced this baby wants to listen to Christmas tunes so I've made a "Christmas Mix" on my iPod for our "sweet potato" to enjoy through the holidays.
We've hit a milestone as of Saturday! I felt the baby kick - He/she kicked twice on Saturday and then I think he/she elbowed me on Sunday. It's really exciting to feel the baby move. It actually makes me chuckle, I think it's giddiness. I love that the baby is so active right now. I'm convinced this baby is going to be a field goal kicker or a Rockette!
I caught a cold over the weekend and am slowly nursing myself back to health. It's tough that I cannot take any cold medicine so I really can only rely on baths, tea and Tylenol. Which I think is part of what delays the healing process. It didn't help that our furnace was broken when we returned on Saturday from our Thanksgiving travels. Needless to say, I'm home today taking it easy as I don't want to over-do it while carrying our baby.
This week our tree is going up, I'm really looking forward to getting our house in order for Christmas as it's my favorite time of the year. Bring on the fire in the fireplace, the tree sparkling in the window at night and enjoying my favorite movie, It's A Wonderful Life.
There are many exciting things to look forward to as we embark upon December! Hopefully you're enjoying this special time and remembering all things that are merry!
Cheers to you all - As we raise our glasses of egg nog (mine isn't spiked, but Kurt's is).
Lots of love,
Kurt + Tonya