Ahhhh the weather the last few days!! It feels like summer has arrived and I am soaking up every second of it! I’m not sure what it is, but I seem to be appreciating the sun more this season. How it warms me up and makes me feel all happy and vibrant inside! Or maybe it is the babe that is making me feel that way…..all i know is I love it! It doesn’t happen often that I get my ENTIRE family down to the beach together….but today was my lucky day! They all headed up to Pipes in Encinitas, a beach just down the street from where Sam and I live. The day couldn’t have been more glorious. Our guys (husbands) surfed for hours while my sisters and I had fun with the kiddos. Bruce is my little sister Kyleen’s oldest boy. Age 2. And Copper is her baby. 8 months. I can’t get enough of them. Playing with them makes me look forward to the day when I can take my little girl to the beach and play in the waves! …perhaps WITH her big boy cousins.
Ok honestly, WHERE did that belly come from!? One more week until I am 6 months and BAM…the belly is exploding. I suppose my time was coming…and well….it has arrived with force. I can literally FEEL it growing. My muscles and tendons are pulling and cramping and my skin is stretched tight. My pants no longer button and leggings have become my daily uniform. I think it’s time I take the plunge and buy some actual “maternity” pants to get me through the next three months. If this week is any indication of the growth to come, I will certainly be needing a new wardrobe. I don’t think I really even realized how big I had gotten until I saw this pic (above) that my mom snapped today at the beach. I showed it to Sam and was like “Is my belly REALLY that big!?” He laughed….”Have you looked in the mirror lately?” Ha! I guess I hadn’t really noticed. Reading my weekly update from Baby Center this morning, I laughed at all the things it said my body might be doing and feeling this week. Right on schedule! Swollen ankles and feet – CHECK. More definite fetal activity – CHECK. Hearty appetite – CHECK. Achy abdomen – CHECK. Leg Cramps – CHECK. Stretch Marks – not yet but buttering up with hopes that I might be one of the fortunate few to dodge them altogether. Pregnancy is awesome isn’t it!? Haha.
My older sister Kerri and I, with Bruce.
My cute little sis, Ky. Holding Cooper.
My favorite boy.
…and that belly again. Yeesh.
Hope you all had an amazing weekend! Do anything fun??