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Week 8 ~ August 30, 2005
~ Last Week in Michigan

This whole week has been one big blur. I've had a bad head cold that I just can't seem to shake. I wake up every morning feeling nauseous from the congestion and eventually spend most of the morning in front of the toilet. Once I can finally keep some food down and take some medicine, I feel loads better. But by then I'm so exhausted so I just fall back asleep and the whole event seems to repeat itself.

I stood in my best friend's wedding this past weekend. Mysteriously, I felt great the entire day - minus the dress. After giving my measurements to the bridal salon (over the phone since I was in Alaska at the time) I was told to order a size 10. I wear a size 6 in everything else but I knew nothing of bridesmaid dresses. Needless to say, the thing was huge! A week before the wedding I took the dress to a tailor who pinned it so it fit perfectly. The night before the wedding I finally get it back - either she made it smaller or my boobs grew that week because I could barely breathe in it!! I expected my chest to inflate but definitely not 'over night'. Aside from that, it was a gorgeous wedding and we had a lot of fun!

This is my last week here in Michigan. My next (and all future journals) will be done from my own comfy bed in Alaska. I'm anxious to get back to my house and especially pick up my puppy from the kennel! On the other hand, unless my family flies out for the birth then this will be the last time I see them for a while. Even though it looks like Kevin will be home in November, we still don't plan on flying to Michigan for the holidays. We've never spent the holidays together - just the two of us - so it looks like this will be the first and last time for that.

I read somewhere that by now my uterus is the size of an orange. I swore my stomach was still flat…until I read that! Now I don't know if I'm just trying too hard to see a bump that I'm kidding myself or if there really is a small one there! No one would notice but me and I still fit into the same old clothes. I've already done some maternity shopping so I'm ready to pop - I was just hoping it would happen later so maybe I wouldn't be as big as a house for Kevin's homecoming!

Bailey - our #1 Army Brat

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