Friday, May 15, 2015

Halfway there, no way!

Halfway there and I can hardly believe it!  This pregnancy is going so fast, although I'm sure it will slow down once the uncomfortableness sets in mid summer.  ;)

18 weeks, 19 weeks.... 

20 weeks ... halfway!

Today I had my 20 week ultrasound screening done.  I've been anticipating this appointment for the past couple of weeks with much excitement.  It was an extra special appointment because it was the first time that Abby tagged along and "met" our little baby.  Jen is also in town visiting so she was able to come too!  So, so special!

Baby J seemed super comfortable today, all nestled up in a little ball and hands covering the face.  Kind of disappointing when I was looking forward to seeing an active, little baby!  But ... maybe the restful, relaxing baby will stay that way and make the transition to three a bit easier.  Wishful thinking?  Maybe. :)  Everything looked normal and doc said it was good to be a "happy, boring pregnant lady."  ;)

Total weight gain: 12 pounds. Eek!
Maternity clothes: Still a good mix between regular and maternity clothes.
Sleep: Sleeping great most of the time, although having some crazy, vivid dreams!
Best moment of the week: Ultrasound today and having Jen visiting.
Movement: Not much that I notice during the day but when I'm finally relaxed and sitting down at night, Baby is going crazy :)
Food cravings: They have been changing week to week it seems.  We've gone from pretzels/grapes to cream cheese to blueberry bagels and to pizza with crazy combo of toppings.
Gender: Surprise! 
What I miss: Eating without heartburn.
What I'm looking forward to: So many things: choosing names, feeling more movement from Baby J (of course, I'm feeling some flips as I type, ha)
Things I've been experiencing this week: Heartburn, movement, slight cramping.
Size of baby: Banana


Monday, May 11, 2015

Family time! :)

A couple weekends back the Johnson family had a mini reunion in Atlanta!  It was nice for us to spend some time together ... all together at once!  It was the first time we've all been together since the All Star game in 2012. Crazy, right?!

The kids and I arrived while Jim was at the ballpark, but beautiful flowers awaited us.  I just love a house with fresh flowers! :)  The kids were super excited to watch the fireworks from Daddy's dugout the first game.  The display was beautiful and we had the best front row seats!

We had a great time celebrating Caroline's 10th birthday at the ballpark too.  Ice cream, cake, and a visit from the mascot, Homer.  It was definitely a fun time and Abby and Levi were so excited to play with their cousins.

A weekend together wouldn't be the same without a family game of baseball!

Kids loving Homer ... minus Levi.  He was too busy playing shy guy.

It's always so special when family can be together ... hopefully the next time will be a lot sooner! I'm looking forward to a summer of fun in the ATL.  It's a beautiful area .... lots of walking trails, playgrounds, restaurants, and a community pool.   Less than a month away and our summer adventures begin! :)