Sunday, June 29, 2014

"i'm having as much fun as the wind is fast" - penny z.

36 weeks!...gulp.

so you know how sometimes you go from being pregnant to being ludicrously pregnant?  that's about where we're at here.  it's started to heat up a bit, and i'm starting to feel it.  the only shoes i can fit in some days are flip flops (very professional) and i can't even get the bigger ring onto my ring finger anymore.  the New Kid not only gets the hiccups pretty regularly, but he also gets really close to the surface and breathes at a different rate than me, which is weird.
penny has started camp, and is loving the water.  she swims every day, and has been going without a floatie or noodle, which is a pretty big deal.
work threw me a surprise shower this week - very kind and lovely of them - and jodi threw us a shower this weekend!  we are so lucky to be surrounded by so much love and support from our our friends and family.  we are so close to being ready for this baby, which is good!  we're getting close!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

35 weeks!

Should I have let being 35 weeks pregnant keep me from going on vacation? Well, I did not. We have been at Universal Studios for 3 days, and though I have not been able to ride any rides, I've still had a fantastic time. I've caught up with old friends, spent a ton of time with Penny in the parks, and gotten in a pool! Since a couple of weeks or so ago, I haven't been able to pick Penny up, so being able to swim together has been great!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

34 weeks!

So even though I managed to not take any photos or write a post about it, I was 33 weeks pregnant and am now 34. Please imagine that I regaled you with tales of having a baby the size of a pineapple floating around in there, and the awesomeness of not being able to close your raincoat in a downpour. This week, both Penny and Alex have gotten to feel the New Kid's hiccups, which are dramatic. He remains incredibly active, and is now the size of a cantaloupe. The weather has remained remarkably agreeable for this pregnant lady, with only one night too hot to sleep without an air conditioner, and rain keeping the heat and humidity down. So far so good!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

graduation day!

penny has just graduated from nursery school.  this morning we had a preschooler and this afternoon we had a kindergartner!  i have put together the side by side first day/graduation day photo:
 i don't know whether you can tell from this side by side comparison, but she is way bigger, and has much more of a girl face than a baby face.  she walked herself to school pretty much every day, except for the days when we sledded, she can write all of the letters, can write her name in hebrew, has learned about space and the ocean and butterflies and so many things i can hardly believe it.  she's such a friendly, happy person and she is so gosh darn smart i hardly know how to handle it.  i am so proud of this four and an almost half year old that i'm practically busting at the seams.
here is the longish video of her class' graduation performance: