Bi-Monthly Visits

We've hit the point in this pregnancy where I now go to see my midwives every two weeks.  Where did the time go??  Although I know it's flying by, I am at the phase where I feel like I will be pregnant forever--the "this is my body now and I will waddle until the day I die" feeling.  I am doing really good right now though, so it's also not a bad thing to feel like that...until I get up for the 4th time in the middle of the night having to pee. 

Baby boy is kickin', punchin', and swipin' his way around in there...it puts a smile on my face every time.  Jake is fascinated with my belly.  He lifts up my shirt all the time to poke it and I'll say, "Say hi to little brother, Jake!" And he just shakes his head.  He doesn't get it yet, but I am very confident he will be all over it when the baby does come.  He is such a good helper.  He loves to help me around the house with laundry and whatever cleaning I am doing.  I know he will be eager to help when his little brother makes his appearance.

Nesting has hit and I couldn't be happier.  I have a few (ok...like a zillion) items on my to-do list before the baby comes and getting in this nesting mode has helped me cross quite a few off my list.

The weather has been gorgeous lately, so we have been outside on the bike nearly every day for the past week or so.  Jake loves the seat we put on my bike and always loves to go for a bike ride.  We've gone to the park a few times and on Saturday we went hiking at a state park near by and plan on going again tomorrow.  It feels so good to be able to get off the couch and get out and enjoy myself and to work my body and to get a tan...hopefully I will be less pasty by the time this baby comes.

Jake is such a little boy.  He loves playing outside and getting in the dirt.  He loves playing with his dump truck, motorcycles, and cars.  He is busy, busy, busy, but he is still the best sleeper and I thank God every day for that.  I have not felt sleep deprived this pregnancy which I know is a huge blessing.
Here are some pictures!

Halloween 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

January 2012

Loves to play in the dirt