Sunday, January 2, 2011

Week 31: Christmas break and family time

Week 31 of 40
Baby:  This week baby weighs about 3.5 pounds - as much as 4 navel oranges.
What is baby doing all day? According to What to Expect he's making faces, hiccupping, swallowing, breathing, pedaling along with his little hands and feet and sucking his thumb. He's also busy plumping up for his arrival. Check out how a typical 31 week'er looks:

Mom and Dad:
Week 31 started a little stressful (with the impending holidays, work and the overarching fear of having the baby super early) but ended with Christmas and wonderful time with family.
This year’s time with family ranks among one of my favorite years. I’m so blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people!

On Christmas Eve, before we drove to Whitharral, Owen and I did Christmas morning - making breakfast, watching White Christmas, and opening presents. My favorite gift from Owen was Petunia Picklebottom bags which I completely adore.

Petunia Picklebottom diaper bag

Petunia Picklebottom touring bag

Petunia Picklebottom stroller blanket

On Christmas morning we got up early, checked out my little nephew, Haydn’s Santa loot then drove to Big Spring to spend time with family. 
It was a perfect day… until thieves broke into two of our cars and got away with my iPhone, money, gift and credit cards. The good news is that Owen found at least the empty purse, wallet and my ID in the alley... oh, and as Haydn proclaimed that "it's okay, we found it!, we found your money!" he handed me $1.50 in change - sweet, sweet boy.

Christmas night we came home and opened presents. My family does a not-so-secret Santa gift exchange where everyone draws a name and buys gifts for just that person – except Haydn, he gets gifts from everyone of course.
The gift-giving was epic with Trenton and Cody battling it out for the best wrapping (sealed feed bag or a Wiley Sprayer bow and box) and dad trumping all of our gift-giving efforts with a poem and a pair of keys to mom’s brand new Kabota tractor!

Sister knows me better than I knew! She drew me and without asking a question about what I wanted picked out everything I would have asked for including Big Sexy hair products, a Starbucks gift set, black and white paisley frame, signature coffee cup and makeup products all tucked in an adorable little trunk. We're such girls. Thanks sister!   

And Trenton also knows Owen all too well gifting him a gun safe.

Next week Owen and I will head out to spend a couple of days in the Arbuckle Mountains for our anniversary, babymoon and week 32! We'll also spend a late Christmas with Owen's side of the family. Should be an eventful week.

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