December 22, 2014

29 Weeks

Twenty-Nine Weeks Status:
Estimated Baby Size: Butternut Squash
I know it's been a while since I posted, but it's been busy busy busy!

Halloween has come and gone, the kids don't really go trick or treating, but we let them dress up and give them candy. We had a Reformation celebration at church that Andy and our friend Scott organized with the pastor and his wife playing roles in a pretty funny skit. It was a really fun time.

A pic of the boys dressed up:

We also were blessed with a visit from Gramps and Grammy Robin. It was so much fun taking in the lovely fall weather, walking all over and exploring Richmond, and just getting to spend some time with them. It, of course, felt too short, because we know it will likely feel too long before we see them again, but we are so glad they got to come out and walkabout with us.

Since then, we've gone through a couple bouts of illness and have been just struggling, it seems, to keep ourselves well. But we've also had a lot of fun. We have been busy with our church choir program for Christmas, as both Andy and I dusted off our orchestral instruments to play in the orchestra accompaniment for the two concerts we gave.  It was so much fun playing my french horn again, even if my third rotor string broke and I had to remember alternate fingerings that had almost evacuated my brain from years of not practicing.  Regardless of the mishap, it was a great experience and a great way to glorify our heavenly father at Christmas time!

Winifred seems to be growing excellently, despite my "I'm sick and don't want to eat" diet, and her heartbeat has been strong and all has been well at all of her/my appointments.

The above belly shot was taken at our little Christmas-time getaway. We decided, since the boys are such huge fans of hotels, that we would treat them to an in-town hotel getaway, and we spent a couple nights at a hotel up in Short Pump. They had fun playing in the pool, watching the rerun of The Sound of Music Live on TV,  going to yet another Sushi King, driving around to see Richmond's famous tacky Christmas lights displays, and celebrating Daddy's birthday at a brewpub.  Good times! Christmas is this week, so the house is decked out, and we'll just be celebrating at home this year.  We are looking forward to a New Year complete with a new baby, and possibly a new minivan to fit her more comfortably! :)
More pics:

Tacky Christmas Lights

Daddy's Birthday

They fell asleep watching the Sound of Music at the hotel: