Tuesday, December 23, 2008

He's a mover and a shaker!

At 29 weeks, and with just 75 days left, baby Hardy is REALLY starting to make himself known! I think he gets the most enjoyment out of playing with my bladder. I have these sudden urges of "if-I-don't-get-to-the-restroom-right-this-very-moment-there's-going-to-be-trouble," but when I finally make it, only a dribble comes out. I think he's squeezing it from time to time just to torment me! Maybe this means he will have a sense of humor like his funny daddy! Other than that, the other other discomfort is when I sleep and wake up. In the morning, I can really feel him in my upper back and very briefly in my legs when I get up. I've started sleeping more restlessly, but the good news is that the discomfort quickly leaves once I'm up.

This morning, in the tub (yes, I'm a tub-girl, not a shower-girl), I felt him get the hiccups for the second time. If he's anything like his mom, this will be something of a regular occurance for the rest of his life. I get them more than any adult I know!!! I remember my math teacher in 6th grade made me stand in front of the class in an effort to "frighten" the hiccups away. It worked.


Here's a picture of me that Mom took this week end at my aunt and uncle's home in Chattanooga, TN... a day or so shy of 29 weeks.

See, I told you I hit a growth spurt!
Last year, the Henry/Leach Christmas was at my house. It was quite a production! This year, we went back to Chattanooga to my Aunt Linda and Uncle Jim's home. It is often there because of all of our family in Ringgold, GA not far away. Because so many of my cousins now live in Birmingham, I'm thinking next year it will probably be somewhere around here.


I can't believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I'm so thankful to have a few days off work, and we are looking forward to spending Christmas day with my family, then spending the Saturday afterwards with the Hardy family in Gulf Shores/Mobile.


In November, my sales team received a bonus for meeting our sales goals since the economy has been so unstable. We should get the actual check today and I am planning on buying a nice camera that we can use to document baby Hardy's first years. If we have time tonight after work, I might even go ahead and get it so I can play with it and learn how to use it over the Christmas holiday. If so, I will be able to post pictures of our Christmases. If not, I will have to depend on others' photos to tell my stories. ;-)


Hope you all have a very merry Christmas!
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11 comments:

The Penters said...

Colton had the hiccups EVERY SINGLE DAY when I was pregnant with him and he still does NOW! Isn't that funny? I can probably count on one hand all the days of his life that he has NOT had hiccups! Old Wives Tales say that means he will be a TALL man when he grows up! Maybe they can play on the same basketball team!

Chad and Lindsey Eason said...

You, my dear, are adorable! Aren't hiccups the best...feeling and seeing your belly go up and down just makes you smile!

Chad and Lindsey Eason said...

btw: the crib and bedding colors you purchased are precious - very sheek!

Chad and Lindsey Eason said...

yeah, I know it's my 3rd comment...but I just realized that I spelled the word -chic- wrong. Gee...don't I sound classy! lol!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

you look really good! glad yall are doing well.

Kate said...

I am also a "tub girl." There's nothing better than a good bath. I loved taking baths when I was pregnant, too, because I could really see the baby move--it's a little freaky, but fun.

You look great and I know you are really enjoying being pregnant. It goes by so quickly!

Michael and Hannah said...

You need to post shower pics!

kristy said...

Okay, Whitney, with only 4 weeks left in your pregnancy, we need an update!!! Do you have the nursery all ready? How are you feeling?

katherine said...

Have you had that baby yet? Looking forward to an update! Hope all 3 of you are well.

Michael and Hannah said...

Wow... according to the ticker you are 41 weeks and 6 days pregnant!

Michael and Hannah said...

Just so y'all know, Whit's mom is posting pictures of sweet Hayes on her blog, even if Whitney is grossly neglecting her blog at the moment... geez, you'd think she's like busy or something!