Work continues to consume our life, as does school and CARES. I feel like I constantly repeat myself on this subject. We fit church and friends in there as much as we can. It helps that our friends help us with CARES stuff most of the time.
Two Saturdays ago, we had 3 families who are originally from India and live in our apartment community over for lunch. Such a wonderful time getting to know these families better! Such sweet people with kind hearts. We grilled chicken and vegetables and I made some rice. Definitely not Indian food, but they seemed to enjoy it. I can't wait until we get to go to their apartments and try their cooking one of these days. All of them have children so they were all giving me advice when our baby comes.
We had some crazy storms on Tuesday afternoon complete with "bigger than a golfball" sized hail. Poor Jackson got hit on the head with a very large piece of hail. I've never seen anything like it.
The Belly at 24 WeeksI went back to the doctor last Thursday and so far everything looks good. Little Mister's heartbeat was 145 and my belly/uterus measurement is 26cm which is normal. I had the glucose testing and the results were normal. I however did gain about 10 lbs in 6 weeks which she wasn't very impressed with. Haha. She complained at first that I'm not gaining enough, then complains that I gained too much. I can't make her happy. :) In all I'm only about 12 lbs up at this point which isn't bad for 25 weeks, I just didn't gain it gradually like I should have. I didn't change a thing though so I don't know how that happened. I know between week 20 and 21, my belly "blossomed" as some of my coworkers say. I guess Little Mister hit a growth spurt? He's still kicking away and I'm loving every minute of it. I start to notice him around 10pm every night. So he's already on some kind of schedule which I suppose is good - I would prefer that he not sleep all day and be up and ready to play at 10, but at least we know he can be on a schedule. I'm in my 6th month of pregnancy and currently at 26 weeks today! Little Mister is currently the size of an eggplant.
Secret Church, I highly recommend you click on the link and listen to some of his messages. They are all at least 6 hours long, but they are definitely worth your time. And they are free to download. :)
This Easter was slightly different from the Easters that Daniel and I used to have with our families. I think I worked Easter weekend last year because I don't really remember it. This year we visited a church again and then had 4 families from our old church over for lunch after everyone was through with church - funny thing is that we all went to the same church today, but they had 2 services so we weren't all there together. I made Pioneer Woman's lasagna and fettuccine alfredo with chicken. Bliss. Both were incredible. I guess she doesn't call it the "best lasagna ever" for no reason. And the fettuccine. Yum yum yum! So glad we had some leftovers! I wish I had taken pictures of the final results but we dug into it so quick I couldn't have gotten my camera out anyway. It was a wonderful afternoon of fellowship with our friends and remembering that Christ is Alive and the tomb was empty!
We are planning a vacation to the beach for our "babymoon" this May. And we're planning for our last trip home to see our families before I'm not allowed to travel outside of the Metroplex. We've got our CARES events planned. Next month will be crazy as well. Looking forward to it!