Thursday, December 17, 2009

Its a lemon

Well, if you haven't already figured out from my last two posts, we are expecting. Seth thinks its a boy, I think it a girl but really have no preference. Amazingly enough, I am almost to 15 weeks now and our baby is the size of a lemon! Soon we will graduate to the size of a naval orange, then an avocado, and so on until we reach the size of a watermelon. I am a member of which is where I found this "How big is baby" according to fruits and veggies, its actually quite funny.
Today we went in to the doctors to get a check-up. The doctor says everything is going well and I have nothing to worry about. I think its weird how easily it came... the whole bit about moms worrying about their children sneaked up on me so unexpectedly. We got an ultrasound and got to see these two little legs kicking like crazy, we've got a runner or a swimmer on our hands thats for sure. I don't have a bump yet but I'm sure it'll show up soon enough.

Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, and (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree!

Its a little late, but I have to post about one of our most recent adventures. Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, it is a Grisham tradition to go up to the mountains and (with a valid permit) we chop down a real Christmas tree. This year was my very first year and I was pretty excited about it. The Nichols and the Jex family came too. One thing about this yearly trip that Seth failed to mention is that the GIRLS are the ones who hike all over the mountain to seek out the best Christmas tree. I was up for the challenge, of course, but was a little nervous since at the time (and currently) I was experiencing some morning sickness that seemed to last all day. But I went with the other girls and we trekked all over the place trying to find a good looking tree. After about an hour or so I was getting hungry and tired and then I found the perfect tree. I chopped it down myself and then Chelsie and her friend Kurt helped me drag it all the way back to the truck. The rest of the girls didn't come back for a long while after that, but I guess they are just too picky. It was quite fun, but the jury is still out on whether or not I will do it again next year.

All the girls heading off to go tree hunting

Me and little Gage and Seth and my perfect tree

Ashley may have a bigger bump now, but just wait... I'm working on it

This is what the boys do while we are gone