Monday, December 27, 2010

Who Knew? Week 22?

The weeks keep accumulating just like the snow did this weekend. We hope you all had a very safe and Merry Christmas! We sure did and feel blessed to enjoy such a splendid holiday with our loved ones. We're at Week 22 - Baby Ames is the size of a spaghetti squash. I'd never heard of a spaghetti squash until today so the baby is already teaching me new things. 

This week the baby settles into a sleeping pattern where he/she snoozes about 12 to 14 hours a day. I can definitely tell when the baby is up and moving! And right now the little squash is a movin'. 

The baby's face is fully formed too - I wish we could see what he/she looks like! I know it sounds crazy but even by the ultrasound we had last week, I'm convinced the baby looks like Daddy. I guess we'll find out more in just a few months!

We're coming upon 2011 and there's so much to be done in the new year. This next month we are going to get the nursery ready for Baby Ames' arrival. I've been VERY excited for this part of the pregnancy. We have the bulk of the furniture picked out, just a matter of going and getting it! I purchased the bedding and a few accessories last week so we can pick out our paint color for the room. I'm anxious to start packing the baby's dresser with the many cute onesies we've received as gifts. 

I am convinced Shakespeare either is in denial about the baby on the way or maybe just doesn't know that there will soon be a baby brother or sister to look after. He hasn't changed at all - still wants to be by Kurt at all times.

Kurt and I have a big week of football to look forward to - Iowa Hawkeyes vs Missouri Tigers tomorrow night and the Chicago Bears vs Greenbay Packers on Sunday. We have a few Packers fans in the family so we definitely need to win to ensure no taunting. 

We're looking forward to an amazing 2011 but before we look ahead we'd like to thank each and everyone of you for your contributions to making 2010 so great! We are lucky to have you in our lives and relish in all the fantastic memories of this past year. 

Cheers to all of you - And may the best be with us in 2011.

Tonya + Kurt

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