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Ten Updates and Photos! (22 weeks and 23 weeks!)

It has been a week since I last posted and I don't even know where to begin...SO, here are ten things that are sure to bring you up to date!

1. Meg's round ligament pain disappeared Saturday morning (just as the doctor predicted) The prenatal yoga really seemed to help. We just have to make sure Meg takes it easy and doesn't "overdo" it from here on out.

2. Meg and I had a WONDERFUL holiday! While we were unable to do a few of our annual traditions (shopping and the holiday light show), we enjoyed spending time with both of our families!

3. Avery received Christmas gifts! We've added several blankets, outfits, toys, and books to the nursery! (you should know that these were NOT gifts from us!) Meg and I did, however, use some of our gift cards to purchase clearance dresses...we couldn't mom will be so happy!!!

4. We took a road trip to Longwood Gardens. What was supposed to be an hour and 10 minute ride turned into almost 2 hours. We arrived at 5:30 only to discover that tickets were sold out until 7pm! With nothing to do, we headed to Applebees with my parents, brother, and his girlfriend. Once everyone's bellies were full (and dad had a beer), spirits were lifted! We were anxious to head back to the park. Unfortunately, an accident rerouted us three times before we actually made it thru the entrance into the parking lot. Once in the gardens, we had a great time, but I think it's safe to say that Dad will NEVER go back!

5. My new car was damaged in a car accident. Some stupid teenager decided not to wear her contact lenses and took a turn too fast and too sharp. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Still waiting for her insurance company to fix my car though.

6. Though we didn't see everyone as much as we would have liked to, we were able to catch up with some friends and family. We went shopping with our friend Amanda and scheduled an impromptu movie night with our friend Michelle (but ended up just talking and catching up!) We had dinner in New Hope with our friends Kathleen and Julie (who are also expecting). We visited our friend Tara Lyn and met her daughter Violet for the first time!!! We even spent time with my brother and his girlfriend, Bri! If only there was more time..

7. We nested! With one more purple heart donation scheduled to be picked up on Wednesday, I can officially say that we have cleaned out the house. On top of our regular cleaning, we organized our closets and the kitchen cabinets. We cleaned out the pantry. We even created a filing system for bills, receipts, and mail. The house looks great!

8. We picked out fabric for Avery's quilt. My mom started quilting a few years ago. With each quilt, she perfects her craft. Her last quilt (the one for Tara Lyn) was my favorite (and her best to date). I'm convinced that Avery's will be even better! The colors are light pink, hot pink, brown, white, moss green, and a darker shade of moss green.

9. Avery was kicking like crazy this morning! (I guess she loved the idea of breakfast in bed while watching Dexter!) Definitely going to miss feeling her when we have to go back to work.

10. Meg and I are spending New Years Eve at home for the first time in years. We're laying low, watching movies, walking to the fireworks (possibly) and otherwise enjoying our last New Years alone...this time next year, we'll have an 8 month old (give or take a few weeks!)

Sorry these are late...

22 week pictures...avery was the weight of a spaghetti squash (this picture features a yellow squash...I had to improvise!)

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23 weeks...Avery is the weight of a large mango! She's getting big...over a pound now!

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  1. Sounds like a great holiday! I love the bromeliad tree! We saw one at the gardens here, but it wasn't as pretty. Meg's looking great!

  2. Thanks so much! It has definitely been a great mini vacation...sad that it's almost over though!


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