This has been a good week! It all started with me announcing to my students that I am having a baby! The rest of the week went fairly fast but I must admit that I did not make it to my goal of holding out to 17 weeks to start wearing maternity clothes. :( I guess I'll blame this one on my sister, sorry Lib. She came by Wednesday night to talk to us about life insurance -- very valid considering the future of our little one if something were to happen to us, God forbid, we would want him or her to be in the best position possible. Before she left I wanted to show her all my new maternity finds (which, by the way, my thrifty shopping has paid off! I now have 24 maternity items for under....wait for it..... $300.00!!! If you consider the majority of these items are work clothes I am very proud of myself!) Anyways, Libby convinced me to model a few items -- which turned out to be all of them -- and after I put on a few pairs of maternity jeans I was hooked. I thought, Why I am causing myself so much anguish over wanting to stay in regular clothes when these jeans are so heavenly? And, that was that -- no more button-up blue jeans for me until October (wishful, but hopefully!).
Last week I mentioned that I was really looking forward to the weekend -- and, boy, was it wonderful! On Friday, Mike and I went to the Improv Comedy Lounge at Zona Rosa courtesy my wonderful secretary Sharon. The headliner was Maz Jobrani, a Persian comedian who uses comedy to help his audiences realize there is good people everywhere. He had Mike and I's bellies jiggling (especially mine since its recent growth spurt!). Then on Saturday, a friend of mine from Illinois, Jyl and her bf came over to our place for dinner. Jyl and I enjoyed catching up and Mike had fun talking to her boyfriend about wrestling. On Sunday, Mike and I worked in the yard and couldn't help but smile feeling the sun beat down on our faces -- it got to 91 degrees! We are proud of our green grass -- the joys of adulthood and home ownership! That night we went to Olive Garden with our good friends, Mike and Amber. I especially enjoyed talking to Amber about baby stuff -- it is good to have friends who are interested "mommy" topics! Remember how I said it was 91 degrees? Yeah, well by the time we got home from OG ping-pong sized hail was flooding down from the sky! Holy Moly! That is Missouri for you -- hot one day, freezing the next. :)
Baby Milestones this week: Tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean he or she can now pick up our voices. A few more minuscule changes: Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming.