Monday, May 30, 2011

28 Weeks

Happy Memorial Day!  We've had a great long weekend which was both productive and relaxing.  What more can you ask for really?  We got our stroller on Friday evening, as REI was having a sale:

On Saturday we took a hike near El Dorado and saw some great views, even though it was a little overcast:

Mesa Trail
We continued our quest to see one movie in the theater per week for these last weeks of freedom, and saw Bridesmaids on Saturday evening.  Sunday I planted annuals for our little balcony - Chad is installing the hangers tonight:
We also went to a bbq Sunday which featured three pregnant women.  I am three weeks ahead of one, and the other is new to the club - only about 7 weeks.  It was a little strange to be the one who is furthest along!  This morning we ran some errands and put the pack and play together to make sure it was the one we wanted:

We took a nice long walk on the trail behind our neighborhood tonight, and now Chad is making spaghetti and I just pulled some Ghirardelli brownies out of the oven.  These will probably be a staple these last 12 weeks.  Here are some very unflattering post-walk belly pics from week 28:

I'm still feeling great.  I'm getting used to the intermittent back pain and still sleeping pretty well.  I have been very lucky so far.  He is moving a lot now, and his movements are more alien-like than just kicks and jabs.  It's hard to believe we are coming into the home stretch now. We are enjoying the last couple of months of our family of two (plus animals) but we are also really looking forward to what's in store!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

27 Weeks

Hello from the third trimester!  Since I last posted, we had a wonderful trip to KC for my shower, given by LaDonna, Leah, and Sarah.  It was really nice and low-key, just like I like a baby shower to be.  :-)  We also got to see a lot of friends and family, including mom and grandma who flew down for it, and celebrate Chad's FORTIETH birthday!  Here is how he spent his actual birthday evening, in Goodland, KS: 
Such a hard worker
But the next night, we met up with lots of friends at the bar which was the site of our first date and engagement, and he got to blow out some candles:
In addition to friend time, we also had some great family time, and ended the weekend with a little belated Mother's Day brunch at Classic Cup with our moms, grandma, and my KC mom, Bill and Ann:
It was cloudy and we all need a little color
And now for the belly shots.  I missed a week due to the KC trip, but most people who read this blog got to see the bump in person. 
Welcome to my work bathroom
And here's a little comparison from the week we moved to Denver (16 weeks) and this past Friday evening:

I'd say we're on the right track! 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

25 Weeks

Wow, only 15ish to go!  We had awesome weather this weekend, and took advantage. Yesterday we tried out the pool in our complex and got some sun before heading to a high school friend's house for dinner.  I hadn't seen her in 16 years and we got to meet her husband and super cute 10 month old daughter.  I think once we are in the parenting routine we will have plenty of friends for Baby Bowerman to pal around with out here. 

Today we drove over to the Red Rocks area and went for a hike at Matthews/Winters Park.  Lacy was a trooper -- we need to get that girl in Colorado shape! 

After the hike we took a scenic drive up through the mountains and ended up in Boulder.  There were some great views from up high.

 So who is ready to visit us?  :-)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

24 Weeks

Greetings from 24 weeks!  Mostly more of the same this week -- a little growth, a little movement, etc.  Chad and I both had pretty busy weeks at work and this weekend we caught up on errands and sleep.  It's been unseasonable cool and gray in Denver, but that is supposed to change starting Tuesday.  Looks like sunny skies and 70s after tomorrow! 

We did do some exploring for future home areas, and so far what we've found is that we are pretty sold on our current area.  We have started skyping with our family members, including the one in Mozambique, and that's been really fun.  I don't know why we didn't start that sooner!  Lacy even heard her Aunt Gracie barking today and got all excited. 

That's about all I've got for now -- here are a few belly shots: