23 July 2007

2 pounds, 14 inches

Mom and Dad are on opposite sides of The Pond now. Dave arrived safely in England and is reconnecting with friends. Lori is in her third week in New Orleans and two days from being done with class. Also about 30 pages short of getting her degree. The time is ripe for a little procrastination.

Digital camera went across with Dave, so words will have to suffice for now. Lori has grown some - a coworker joked of Lori's resemblance to a worm that swallowed a watermelon. She does like her watermelon...

Baby has learned new tricks in recent weeks.
Standing: Night time comes, it's dark and late (and cold for those of you who have heard the meatlocker stories). Mom's ready for a good slumber, and baby slips into a sideways position, feet on the left, head on the right, or vice versa. One end kicks like we're on a trampoline; the other end head-butts. It's like a little party in there!
Hiccups: What once reminded mom of muscle spasms is indeed baby with the hiccupps. Sometimes they are slow and rhythmic, sometimes fast like when your eye twitches (just like you described, Mom Bonnie).

Mom and baby are still feeling good and eating like a horse. Amazing what a few months will do to an appetite.

After a girl's weekend with Lori's mom and sister Amy she returns to two weeks left at work, then the adventure begins; a new position in religious education-land begins August 16th. "Oh the places you'll go" says Seuss. He was right.

Please pray for safe travels home for Dave and Lori, and for Lori's family in the air this weekend. Love to you all!

13 July 2007

25 weeks and counting

Can it really be a month later? We are at the end of 25 weeks of baby development, which means baby's over a pound and a foot at this point. He or she is scrunched up in mom's tummy, and our favorite thing is to feel around for elbows, knees and tiny little bottom lying close to the surface. When Lori lays on her back in the evenings, baby seems to be the most active. Pressing around it seems sometimes that the baby kicks us back. We are starting to really see our growing bumpkin as a little person with little fingers and little toes and little eyelids. And with so much movement, we're likely to have a very active child on our hands!
Here are the latest belly shots dated July 2. Doesn't seem to be too much change from before, but we have three months left - plenty of time to grow!

Mom Lori:

Daddy Dave: