Wow! We are just cruising right along. 22 weeks in, and I am really feelin' good. This is a nice and comfortable phase of pregnancy. I’ve just returned from my trip to California, and I am EXHAUSTED. I spent time with family, learned a recipe from Albin’s mom, shopped, beached, biked, and attended a shower my mom hosted for
me. The shower was just amazing. Dear friends and family came from all over to celebrate this new life in the
making. We dined on sandwiches and cupcakes and shared a ton of laughs. The boy and I were spoiled with lots of good gifts too! Throughout the trip, Baby Boy was right along for the ride; he kicked the most during eating sessions at In-n-Out (ahem, California Boy), Becker's Bakery, my many bike rides, and of course at bed time. I so enjoy feeling his little movements. It’s a lovely reminder that he is there, alive and well, and getting very big.
This is where he’s at this week….
Baby Boy is about the size of a papaya and almost a pound! He is getting into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12- 14 hours a day.. and he makes it known when he is awake! I’m able to eat and exercise again, which is great. I was able to indulge in my favorite past-time, bike riding on the strand.. soundtrack courtesy of Tom Petty! There is something about the wind and salt air in your face. It's just magic. Does a body good. And I am sleeping like a rock at the end of every day. Last night, Albin and I read the boy a children’s book, Petite Rouge- courtesy of my friend Emily (we loved the book, a spin on Little Red Riding Hood, with a Cajun twist.. AWESOME), and then tried to watch a movie. I was out cold by nine.. might have even drooled on my sweet husband’s shoulder. Hey! I just got back from California…those airports and plane rides are tiring for anyone.
More photos of the shower to follow. But here I am at Breakwall, winded from a bike ride with my Mom, and feeling huge as ever!