Monday, October 13, 2008

in the books

Cletus is 20 weeks and 2 days "old" and half of this pregnancy is in the books! That seems crazy to both Joey and me. We're filling our days planning for my best friend Renee's wedding on November 8th, Mindy's baby coming sometime around November 16th, and my Grandma Joy and Grandpa Lyle's 50th wedding anniversary the weekend after Thanksgiving! Not to mention spending all of our spare time planning for Cletus' arrival.

Tomorrow, the 14th, is our 2 year anniversary! I'm shocked that it's only been two years, to be completely honest. It's hard to imagine "life pre-Joey". Although I'm sure there's times that Joey wishes he could have some silence like his life probably was "pre-Alison". :o) To celebrate the day, we both took tomorrow off work and are heading to Omaha to do some shopping for all-things-baby. Neither of us are big Omaha fans, Lincoln is about as big-city as we can muster, but we're excited to get out of town for a day. On the agenda: picking out a crib, a car seat, a stroller, etc. etc. etc. And lots of anniversary-food - I've been promised breakfast from Panera Bread and supper at P.F. Chang's. All the food a pregnant girl can handle. :o)

Thank you again for your love and prayers these first 20 weeks, we're hoping the next 20 go as smoothly.

I'll leave you with some last notes on Cletus' 20th week and a few pictures of what we were up to 2 years ago...:
Your baby is now about 10.5 inches long from head to foot and their little limbs and head have finally reached their relative birth proportions, although they've still got loads of growing to do. On average, you should've gained about 10 lbs by now, although that's just an average so, don't be too devastated if you're over or under slightly.


Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system.

1 comment:

  1. Happy anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful day!


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