Earlier this week I spent two LONG days traveling halfway across the continent (well, maybe not halfway, but it seemed like it) to visit my sister in Wisconsin. Early mornings, long days and lots of bumps, literally, along the way. But we (my mom, older sister and her 6 kids, me and Emily)arrived safe and sound. We've ventured all this way to see my eldest sister's newest home and to help her celebrate her big 4-0!
It been a rather noisy and sometimes chaotic visit so far (10 kids together in a house can cause that) but it's been great to visit with family. We spent part of the afternoon today swimming at a local YMCA - much to Emily's delight. She didn't venture too far from the safety of my arms, but she does seem to be stepping outside of her comfort zone a little more, and I'm very proud of her for it!
In baby news, I'm now 26 weeks along and feeling as big as a whale. There's been a lot of movement from this baby and recently a lot of discomfort and pain as there often seems to be knees, or the like, pushing me in very uncomfortable locations. But I received some good news from my most recent ultrasound, before I left. A real answer to pray, so I'm very thankful for that. The baby is growing well. Emily asked me tonight if it was another 40 weeks until the baby was born and as I thought about it, I realized that "the end" is on the horizon. "No," I replied, "only 12 weeks left." I can manage 12 more weeks of this. :)
The weather in Wisconsin has been beautiful these last few days. Apparently, it hasn't been too shabby at home either. I'm hopeful that by the time I get home in two weeks, Emily and I will be able to run around our yard, snow-free as well. :)
Well, that's my little update from the USA. Now I'm off to enjoy the rest of my vacation. Hitting the stores tomorrow! :D
Until next time...
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