Saturday, May 19, 2012

Babymoon 2012

Last week, Adam and I were able to get away to the beach for our last vacation without a little person tagging along (Silas was there of course, just tucked away in my belly). It was so needed and so much fun to spend time with my favorite person in the whole, wide, world without the distractions you can have with the every day routine.

The view from our balcony. We found a really great deal on Expedia for our hotel. It was about a 3 minute walk to the beach and had a king size bed which was so comfy. Their continental breakfast was not so great; they carried a cereal called 40 Percent Bran. We joked that sometimes 100 percent is perhaps just too much.

Adam is working hard to secure our umbrella to protect my ghostly-white skin from too much sun.

Do you see what I mean by ghostly-white? This is the skin God gave me and it doesn't tan, so I won't complain too much.

We spent our time on the beach people watching, doing puzzle books (Adam hates them, but was a trooper and did them with me), talking, and swimming in the very clear waters of Destin, FL.

While clearing some litter from the water, Adam found and rescued this little guy and proceeded to become fast friends.

We set him back in the water towards freedom or to get stuck in an empty milk jug again. We saw a shark in the water while swimming, not once, but twice. We decided to rent a sea kayak for an hour to go hunt him down. Of course, we never saw the shark again, but the kayak was a lot of fun. I love all the adventures Silas gets to take part in; such a busy little guy with sea kayaking, swimming with sharks, running half marathons, etc.

We overheard a woman one day at the beach talking about the pictures they were going to take at sunset and how everyone was supposed to wear white. Adam and I talked about this and he thought that was a silly idea to dress up in white and take pictures (no offense to anyone who does that) so we decided to take our own version of those said pictures. Here are a few of my favorites :)

Hiding in tall grass like Adam and Eve. This one cracks me up!

Even if Adam started taking those pictures to be funny, we did end up with some really good, "traditional" beach pictures. Deep down, I think he likes traditions, but just wants to make them his own and I think that's pretty great.

It's hard to believe that next year there will be a little, baby, boy in the sand with us. I can't wait to see through his new little eyes what he thinks of all the different parts of God's creation. Maybe I will see them anew too.

One Month of Belly Pics

It has been over a month since my last post and life has just felt super busy. The belly sure does change quickly in that time. Here are the more recent belly photos.

Silas was the size of a turnip this week. I have never eaten one of those, but I remember them being in the classic version of the Three Little Pigs.

As you can see, my belly popped BIG time between week 17's photo. This was taken the day before Silas and I ran the Nashville Country Music Half-Marathon. Yes, I ran 13.1 miles up and down hills on a very hot day...it was so much fun! I had a blast! I made a shirt so others would know I was pregnant in case of emergency and I hoped it might garner sympathy and admiration :)

Silas and I finished the race in 2 hours 27 minutes and that included walking through water stations and waiting in line for a port-a-potty between mile 8 and 9. My best time for a half is 2:06 so I felt we did pretty good. I can't wait to tell him that he ran his first race when he was about 6 inches long.

Last week in the teens!! Silas was the size of an heirloom tomato when we left on our Babymoon (seperate post to come).

Week 20..our halfway point! This week I had to break down and buy a few maternity clothes. Shirts are getting shorter and the rubber band method on my regular shorts were not as comfortable. I could only bring myself to buy two pairs of shorts and two shirts; I really want to wear my regular clothes as long as possible. I have had to retire one pair of my scrub pants; it was ridiculous how undone they were to feel comfortable.

Look at my sweet, little boy's profile!! I think he already looks like his Daddy, which means I've got one handsome son! At his 20 week ultrasound, Silas was 12 1/2 ounces and his head measured in the 86th percentile (please don't be 12 pounds little man).

I call this his scary face picture. He didn't necessarily want to face the camera for awhile, but finally turned with some poking :). It looks like he has high cheekbones like his Daddy and I. We get to have our 3D ultrasound in about 6 more weeks and I can't wait to see a better picture of what he looks like!

I am currently 21 weeks, but have not taken a picture just yet...I'm feeling under the weather and haven't even updated the chalkboard. Silas is moving around so much and Adam has been able to feel him kick twice. Adam is so cute with him already; one night, he blew raspberrys on my belly and kept saying "Silas, do you feel that?" He is going to be such a great Daddy and I am so blessed!

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