Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Shout Out for Beagles

We, as beagle owners, were very excited to see that Uno, a fellow beagle, won the Westminster dog show this week for the first time in the history of the competition. Our little (or stout and hearty) girl wouldn't have won as she isn't disciplined enough but we are sure proud to be beagle owners. Especially since we think this breed is most friendly, easy going, loving and playful one around. Did I mention cute? And we don't even mind her occasionally "Aaawrooo" bays at other dogs walking by our fence. Maybe our neighbors do.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Growing Pains

Me at four weeks. I thought I was a little chunky at this stage.
What 24 weeks can do for your perspective.

Me at 28 weeks.

All Systems Go

Yesterday was our week 28 appointment with our doctor and we are officially in the 3rd trimester, moving forward to the final stretch.  My doctor was quite unhappy with me the last appointment because I had gained 10 lbs. in December. (Can you blame me?  Lots of goodies to eat and the baby likes sweets.)  I was admonished to start watching what I ate, to start walking daily and to join an prenatal yoga class.

I am happy to say all of her advice worked!  I only gained a few pounds, passed the dreaded glucose screening test, have great stats this month and the baby's heartbeat is the strongest it has ever been.  I still eat lots but focus on healthy choices and am staying away from high sugar foods.

Even more exciting is that the doctor said that my labor will be easier for me since I am getting into better shape and I will most likely have a regular sized baby (a 7 lber or so).  If the doc was handing out gold star stickers for good behavior, I would have gotten at least five yesterday.

I only have around 12 more weeks before our little girl makes an appearance.  Can't wait!