Baby Update: 24 weeks and Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween

photos by Elena

Baby is the size of an eggplant, weighing a little over a pound and a half.  He sometimes makes me feel like I am growing an octopus in my belly, rather than a tiny human when he gets to wiggling around like a maniac.  But it’s great because then the girls and Mark get to feel it too.  We can see him moving around too, which  it seems a little soon for that, but I have a feeling he’s going to be a big sized baby by the end of this.   I am sleeping a little better than I was a couple weeks ago, I’ve gotten lots of advice from other Moms on how to get comfortable.  I’ve found the best thing that works for me is to prop the body pillow behind me and lay back on it so that I am not completely on my side, but also not flat on my back either.  This seems to keep the pressure off my hips.

We did not have our girls this holiday weekend, as it was their regularly scheduled weekend with their other parental units.  So Mark and I attended a costume party hosted by our friends Mike & Sascha last night.  It was really fun, and there were some very creative costumes… such as…

Our gracious hosts, The Royal Tenanbaums (Mike & Sascha, and seriously, can you believe she just had a baby 6 months ago?!? She looks fantastic!!)

Catholic Priest and the Mama Cat...

A rescued Chilean Miner (Tony) and his beautiful wife & son (Julie & Evan)

A Chicken (Constance) and a Gnome (Scott)


And of course, we were thrilled to get to see all the little ones in attendance…

little mister Evan...

and sweet baby Anika, who has now mastered the art of getting on her hands and feet and pushing back into a sitting position! Already!

Mark has a soccer game this afternoon and they are sitting #2 in their division.  The team they play today is currently undefeated and sitting at #1 so this is going to be an exciting one.  And so far the sun is shining!  Yay!  Wish him luck!

We hope you have a wonderful and safe Halloween!  We didn’t get any trick-or-treaters at our house last year, so we’re hoping this year will be different.  And since we have no kiddos, I think we are going to just watch a scary movie and snuggle on the couch this evening.  Sounds great to me!


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