It feels amazing to sleep in your own bed finally after two weeks of not when you are of normal size. It feels even better when you are ~8 months along. We made a quick trip to NYC to visit the food.... and my sister Helen and our friends the Toones! It was the perfect trip to stop my itching and now I feel ready to "nest" and get ready for this baby. I am so excited for our boy but not to the point where I want him to come 8 weeks early (he comes when he comes). Everyone in the world asks how I am doing and if I am ready to be "done" and the answer is really I am doing GREAT and I am ready for him but not really. I do have bad days/hours but overall this has been great and really it just depends on what I eat and the activities I do. When I don't feel good it really is mostly my fault because of what I ate. The only hard thing is being bored (being excluded from normal fun hobbies that we do). I never liked to be excluded from any fun activity when I wasn't pregnant and now I am just automatically out of the fun equation and it is hard to find something else to do.
I am not sure if it is just my body or my attitude but I think this pregnancy has been easy so far (still have my last two months in the summer). I am so grateful for this pregnancy and I am also grateful that I am living in Utah instead of out East. SHOCKING yes. Being pregnant in the summer with the dry heat out here is completely different than being out East in the humidity. I felt okay and kept up with the boys walking but more like a huge pig hobbling while I kept up. I would take a photo and be amazed about what I would look like.... I couldn't wear shoes. I couldn't help but laugh at my huge pregnant self. To bad we didn't get many good photos. I came back to Utah lost probably 5+ pounds of my bloating pig self and my shoes fit great!
We were able to eat amazing food with amazing people, go to the Apollo for amateur night, go to a Yankees game where they won in the 14th inning I believe (we got 10 dollar tickets which is a steal so we got well worth our money!), went to the temple (I still consider this my temple so I really wanted to do a session) ran in the rain, watched Hank in a bike race, Stephen rode bikes in central park(something my pregnant self missed out on), met up with high school friends, went to long beach, played at a arcade, talked and ate and ate.
fyi (most of our photos are of Lorilie... you'll understand why)