Sunday, September 14, 2008

Relief for Mama Al/Updated Picture

19 weeks AND 25 weeks

How about that growth??? When I look at myself from a side view, I don't appear to look nearly as big as I feel when I look down at my stomach!! 13 lb weight gain in 25 weeks! YIKES!

After almost 3 LONG weeks, I believe that my taste buds have returned to almost 90% normal. My ear infection and cellulitis has pretty much cleared up. I still have some lingering ear pains at night especially while I am trying to sleep -- but it is much better than it was 2-3 weeks ago! Let me tell you this is a huge relief for me!!! I was begining to think all my favorite foods would be no longer my favorite foods! Eating fruit that tastes like pennies is less than desirable! Thanks for all who prayed for me and encouraged me during this time! It was a very hard and trying time!!

In other news, little Peanut is getting more workouts in than her mother these days -- which some say is hard to do! She has figured out that her mom and dad really enjoy watching her kick mom's stomach! Sometimes I will just sit and watch my stomach for 15 minutes.... I find myself laughing and smiling!! What a joy it is for me to see her moving around!! Sometimes I think she thinks my stomach is a punching bag b/c the punches/kicks come one right after the other!! I do have to say, this is by far the BEST thing about being pregnant!!!!

We are getting close to breaking the 100 day mark --- there will be a huge party and celebration once we hit "99 days left!" Stay tuned!!

Allyson and Peanut


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are feeling a little better! That's funny she is kicking so much... she must want out already! I still think you need to post an updated picture!

Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Hey friend-
I LOVE the belly shots. You look wonderful! PS-Did you get my sad Zero's message?

Apryl said...

You are too cute!! I can't believe your belly. It's only been two weeks since I've seen you, but you definately look even more pregnant now! Looking forward to seeing you in person tonight. I'm glad you're feeling better and can enjoy fruit again. Keep on kicking baby!

Erin A. said...

Now that's a baby bump! :)

Steuer Family said...

You look great Allyson! Enjoy the pregnancy as much as possible even though I know it is hard for you. There is something so amazing about always having the baby with you. I know after every birth I have felt something that felt like a "kick" when really its just your tummy growling and it sort of makes you sad that the baby is no longer inside you. Of course seeing the baby is amazing also!! Take care.

Katie! said...

Yayay! So happy that you're growing well (that weight gain is perfect - as if you don't already know) and that your taste buds are leveling out.

Super excited for you! Sending you lots of love!