Sunday, October 25, 2009

Week 20...halfway!

Well we have arrived at week 20. I can't believe we are already at the midway point of our pregnancy! Baby Tripp is growing and growing! Here is what he is up to this week:
Baby's now the size of a cantaloupe! Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies respond best to tastes they've already had via amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you'd like your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.

So based on that information Tripp is going to love cheese and mexican food ;) It is so fun knowing the sex of the baby. We have now been able to get going on the nursery. Carl painted the room on Friday afternoon and we started getting decor together as well. We are now just searching for the perfect bedding...which is really hard! Below is a picture of the nursery at this point. We are really happy with the way the paint colors turned out.

The start of Tripp's Nursery

This weekend was a busy one, but so much fun! On friday afternoon, Carl and I went to lunch with my sister, her family, my dad and his wife Ginger. We went to Benihanas to celebrate Dad & Ginger's wedding. We had a fun time and Tripp really enjoyed it;) Saturday we went to a halloween party with Carl's family. It was so much fun! His cousin Amy did a great job organizing everything! Next year will be even more fun when we have Tripp with us to enjoy all the festivities!! Today I hosted a jewelry party for Jessica who has started selling premier jewelry. It was great getting together with some good friends and family, having some yummy snacks and shopping for some super cute jewelry. Poor Carl was stuck outside in the garage working on Tripp's changing table/dresser that he is making. I don't think he minded being out there too much, too many ladies inside for him to handle ;) Now it is my favorite time of the week...time for Carl and I to relax and hang out together! I have posted some pictures from our weekend. Enjoy!

Me, sis and my nephews

Me and my precious nephews

Dad and the boys

Dad, Ginger and the boys

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!! Thanks for tuning in this week ;) We will keep updating about our little tripp so be sure and check back again soon!!

Traci and Tripp :)

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