The ever-growing belly

I’ve been really sick for the past three weeks. I contracted Flu A three weeks ago, which landed me in the emergency room. I missed four days of work and was in bed for an entire week, unable to eat, drink or move at all really. Ever since then I have not been able to get rid of this horrible head and chest cold. I can’t hear anything at all because there is so much pressure on my head. I’m still coughing quite a bit and it’s getting annoying in general. I have no sick time left at work because of the flu so I have to come in or use my vacation days, which I won’t do because I want my full 12 weeks maternity leave when the baby comes.

I was really worried the first two days of the flu because I hadn’t been able to keep anything down. I thought the baby was probably starving. But no, the baby seems to be measuring right on target. My doctor said that babies are good thieves. They don’t mind stealing all your nutrients to make sure they get what they need.

I felt him moving the whole time though so I knew he was okay. He was probably thinking “Uh Mom, where is my lunch?” Sorry, my baby boy. I’m trying to up my calories now in order to make up for lost time.

Here is my 19-week belly picture. Even though I didn’t eat anything for awhile it seems I had a growth spurt while I was sick. But no matter what I eat everyone keeps saying I’m so small. Sorry to disappoint but I do still have 20 weeks to go. I know I’ll get bigger with every day.

Here are the blue cupcakes on the cupcake tree for my spa party. This is how we told everyone we were having a BOY! They were delish!

For Easter we went to visit my Grandpa in the nursing home. He just moved in there a couple weeks ago because he had a brain bleed and had brain surgery to stop it. He is doing okay but not great. The whole family went to visit him and we had cookies and ice cream. It was so nice to see everyone. I worry about my Grandpa and I know it’s been a lot of stress on my parents trying to figure out where he would move after he was released from the hospital. He will be 93 this June and I’m hoping and praying that he gets to meet and hold his very first great grandchild.

Here’s the whole clan of cousins with their significant others and my Grandpa sitting in the front.

Of course it just wouldn’t be a blog entry without a picture of Roxie. So here are a few new ones. In the first one Naaman was taking pictures of Roxie and I just kidding around. But I think it’s evident how happy I am in the picture. Roxie puts a smile on my face all the time. I love her so much.

This is Roxie in her Easter t-shirt. She likes to get dressed up when we have parties.
And here she is as I try to tickle her tummy. Cutest. Dog. Ever.

One Reply to “The ever-growing belly”

  1. Pretty soon it will be all pictures of your baby instead of Roxie. ;) We still love Pippin, but the dog definitly becomes secondary. They turn into a co-poser in pictures, or the toy in in the picture.

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