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32 Weeks And A Mini Vacay!

 (I do realize this is a sorry excuse for a picture, but I forgot to take one while I was still dolled up from work...sorry)

How Far Along:  32 Weeks

Size of baby: Ellie is the size of a squash.  

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm still about 6 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight. This gives me a total weight gain of 21 pounds if you take into the consideration the 15 lbs I lost in my first trimester.  However,  nobody needs to know that I lost then gained that much weight, so we'll stick with 6 lbs...ha!

Maternity Clothes: Yep!  Maternity pretty much all the time these days.  

Gender: It's a girl...Elizabeth Victoria Watson!!!

Movement: She's a sleepy head most days.  I feel her moving just enough to change positions or let me know she likes what I'm eating. 

Sleep: I've been sleeping great, especially considering I got a night away in a hotel by myself...more details to follow.

What I miss: Have I mentioned anything on here about wanting a Diet Coke? Ha!  Actually this obsession has moved on to include Diet Mt. Dew and just about anything other drink with artificial sugar.

Cravings: None this week, although I have developed a sweet tooth for the first time in my life.  I'm currently on an Oreo and homemade cookie kick.

Symptoms: I'm still having some back pain, and a little cramping but that's the name of the game at this point in the pregnancy.  Also in I have tons of it for the first time in a long time.  In fact, my "To Do" list is strangely thin, my house is clean, my laundry is done, and I'm becoming a regular at the gym again...GO ME!!!

I know you're dying to hear all about my mini vacation. Ha!  

Well, I don't mean to brag, but I got a full night's sleep last night, in a hotel, ALONE!!  It was sort of impromptu, as in not planned, thanks to the weather.  We live at the bottom of a hill on a one lane road, off a one lane road which is off another one lane road...basically, we're in the boonies.  ( That's another word for "country" for my non-southern readers. )   Anyway, I have to be at work at 5:30 am and most of the time the main roads aren't clear yet, so you can imagine the county roads.

Luckily, my work will put me in a hotel close to the station if need be. I've actually only used this service twice before and that was two years ago.  Plus, at that point Eric and Eli were able to come stay with me.

Back to the story.  We were a little skeptical as to weather the winter storm would actually hit, but being 8 months pregnant, Eric and I just didn't want to risk me driving in this morning.

So after dinner I headed to the hotel.  I talked to a church friend on the phone, watched some videos on youtube, enjoyed the remote all to myself, and even went to bed a little early...ALONE..without a screaming kid. 

It was bliss, and it counts as a mini vacation even it was for work.  Do I feel bad it didn't snow...NAH!!  Eric and Eli survived!


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