I am definitely growing with a fury now. Sometimes I really think I get bigger from the time I go to bed till when I wake up again! One awesome thing about that is that I am also REALLY feeling Carter move now. He kicks, punches, rolls, and really sticks his little behind out so that my stomach looks all uneven :) (I think that's what it is anyway....) It's fun to feel (and watch!) him move all over! I remember pressing Steven's hand on my stomach so that he could feel the tiniest flutter. Now, Steven is liable to get punched just by having his hand in the near vicinity of my stomach! I think this is one of the best parts of pregnancy...feeling Carter move all around.
Speaking of growth, the garden is following suit by blooming in full force. The weeds are as well, but I don't mind too much. I really like spending time working in there. It's amazing how much more I am willing to weed when it is my garden in my yard....I HATED weeding Daddy's...I think I am probably also a little more mature at 24 than I was at 7. Perhaps that is part of the difference as well :)
Squash...or zuchinni...I don't remember which we planted here :)
There's more, but I'm fairly certain that would be definite overkill on garden pictures :) The watermelon, cucumber, beans, and other varieties of pepper seem to be doing well too, picture or not! Special thanks, as always, to my wonderful photographer and husband. He's infinitely patient with all of my random projects and plans:)
In other terms of growth, my last week at Cedar Grove begins after a Memorial Day Monday break. By Friday, I will officially be a stay-at-home mom. I am so excited about beginning this new phase in my life. I can't wait to be a teacher to a classroom of one, and I am so grateful for my husband supporting and making this possible for our family. This exciting phase is also a bit sad as I leave my daily relationships with coworkers that are more like family than colleagues. While I know this good-bye is not in any way forever, I will miss the day-to-day relationship I share with my precious friends at Cedar Grove. They are so special to me and have made my life at school such a wonderful experience.
I'll be back to update on June 8th, when I will have my 28 week appointment (hello, third trimester!) and should have some news that I passed my gestational diabetes test the first time! (I'm really hoping to not have to do the follow-up tests!) And to dispel any fears, everyone has to take the test...not just me :) They say there's not really anything you can do to prevent having it...so hopefully, I don't! Till then...take a Sunday afternoon nap..they are all the rage at our house :)