Hello! As usual, it has been awhile. Things are going great here. We've really been enjoying the summer....even in the hot Texas sun. Having a pool has been an absolute GODSEND. When we first looked at homes here, we thought we'd be fine buying a place with no pool, but in a subdivision that has it's own community pool. I am so glad we bought a home with a pool. We use it ALL THE TIME and it's so easy to just walk right outside and get in. No packing for the pool, no awkward trips to the community pool bathrooms and no "scene" when it's time to get out. But, best of all, I don't have to worry about Ben getting lost in a sea of children.
Speaking of Mr. Ben....I have to brag on him a bit. Other than a few trips to Grandma and Grandpa Reynolds' house, Ben's experience with pools (that aren't baby pools) has been nil until we moved here. The pool has been in use approximately 3 months now and he has pretty much taught himself to swim. He is absolutely fearless in the water (which means I have to watch him like a hawk). He jumps off the side, swims with his face in the water (eyes open, no goggles) and has been wanting to go sans arm floaties over the past month. Soooo, we started official swim lessons yesterday and he did GREAT! His teacher couldn't believe how well he did. She said to me, "Well, you know, he can swim by himself. I'm just trying to teach him to really use his arms to full capacity". There are 3 other kids in his class (all who have been going for awhile) and he was just as good, if not better, than all of them. I was blown away. So, maybe the swim team is in his future ;-) Can you tell I'm a proud mama? Here is a pic from a month or two ago....
|18 Weeks--you may need to squint to see this one. I should have cropped it, but I'm lazy.|
Ok, enough talk, more pics.....
|21 weeks---This is the week I started getting some good baby kicks!! Now I feel them several times a day...so strong it moves my stomach and clothing :-)|
|22 weeks--This is the week I really started to pop! I was at my mom and dad's house for the 4th of July here.|
|23 weeks--get out your glasses again to see this one...sorry!|
|24 weeks--well, this one is a decent size pic, but so dark. Again....sorry!|