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Week 25
~ Getting Impatient . . . and Huge

Hey everyone! So, this week I am feeling like a baby whale. I only say "baby" because I know I will get even bigger before this is over. Ha! During the first half of this pregnancy I haven't eaten very healthy at all. In general I am an "okay" eater. I mean, I like veggies and fruit, so I do eat them. But I have just eaten out a lot. It is convenient when I am at work to just swing by and pick something up at a close by fast food joint. So, I think I have been putting on the pounds a little quicker this time because of the fast food. I am trying to choose more wisely now, cutting out greasy foods and instead opting for, say, a subway sandwich. Then my only issue is keeping myself to a 6-inch sub instead of a footlong!

I am so looking forward to the summertime. I love summer weather, and the sun shining down on my face. I just love it! Last summer Atticus and I took many walks at the nearby city lake, since they installed a new bike and walk path around it. There is also a fun play park that Atticus enjoys a lot there. I think it will be really great to get out and walk again in the warm sun with Atticus in his stroller and Bristol in a sling. Hopefully that will help take the pounds off too!

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Atticus has really developed an attitude. He has begun to hit when he is frustrated and scream. He says "NO!" a lot. It is really hard for me to deal with him when he acts out like that. I mean, he has slapped me, hard, a couple of times because I told him no or wouldn't let him do something. I always tell him "NO! Don't hit!", and occasionally smack his hand. Otherwise I don't know what I am supposed to do to stop this horrible behavior before it turns on into something worse! If you have any advice, I always love to hear from any of you ladies!

I am getting really impatient to see my baby! Bristol kicks and moves occasionally but I don't think that she is anywhere near as active as Atticus was. I am sure that I will feel her move more as time passes, so that might change. I got some things for her room this weekend, decor mainly, and a photo album. I feel kind of bad though, because when I was preggo with Atticus I scrapbooked all his ultrasound photos and birth photos and put a lot of time into his album. With Bristol on the other hand, I haven't done anything with her ultrasound photos and don't even have the energy to try to scrapbook at all! So, I just bought a regular photo album, so at least we will have a place to put some of her photos even if they aren't scrapbooked or fixed up.

We recently got cable and I have been watching "A Baby Story" and "Bringing Home Baby" constantly. Not to mention "Jon and Kate Plus 8". I love them! The birthing shows always make me cry though, each time a baby is born it is so moving to me. You can, like, relate to the feelings those parents are feeling and you get even more excited for your new baby to come! Also, it could just be my hormone levels raging! Ha! Although I don't think that I have been too, incredibly over emotional so far. My husband may have a different opinion on that though!

I hope everyone is doing well with their pregnancies!

~ Melody

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