~ Oh, the Weather Outside Is Delightful!
We are enjoying this fabulous spring weather! The last week has brought temperatures in the 60s to Central Illinois, and we are making the most of it. On Friday, we even had lunch al fresco in short sleeves. How awesome is that! It has been great getting outside with BG. She finds every part of the great outdoors fascinating, and has gone through the outfits to prove it. On Saturday, she crawled (no, still not walking) all around the backyard, under the big pine tree that hangs over from our neighbor's yard, and got covered in sap. This made the dirt REALLY stick to her clothes, but it is worth it, because she'll look up at you with the biggest smile on her face. I've even gotten out to the garden, and the asparagus and rhubarb is already up in force. So are the weeds, so that will be the project for this week.
It's funny; I have been so busy this past week I have hardly thought about being pregnant. I lie in bed at night and think about life with two kids, but during the day, we are always on the go. And now that I am feeling SO much better, I don't really have the constant reminders of nausea and exhaustion to keep pregnancy in the forefront of my brain. In fact, I've felt super-energized this week. I'm not sure if this is the start of the high energy portion of my pregnancy, or if I'm just so relieved to not be sick to my stomach all day long that I feel extra good. Either way, I am very thankful not to have those symptoms anymore, as is DH, since he doesn't have to work full-time and do all the housework, too.
We did have a little bit of a peek into what life with a little baby will be like. Our good friends just had their first child, a boy, and we went to visit. He came a little early, so he only weighed 5 lbs. at birth, but he is completely healthy and absolutely darling. Holding him brought back so many memories – although he was much lighter than BG – she weighed a whopping 8 lbs! DH took his turn and we got to witness a little bit of jealousy from BG (who is quite a daddy's girl). She stood at his knee, held her arms up, and whined to be picked up. What will she do when we have a new baby around all of the time? I suppose she'll adjust, just like all big sisters do. My sister and I are about the same amount apart that my two children will be, and we are very close. It all works out like it's supposed to, right? I'm not going to be stressed about it, at least not until we actually have another baby!
Cheers to all until week 12, and the end of the first trimester!