It's been too long...

Time has flown since my last post. I missed a week of belly shots, I know, but I'm back with a new installment! I'm officially 19 weeks today and like I say everytime I put up a picture, I'm feeling big. I never thought that I would grow so rapidly, but I am and I'm still trying to come to grips with it. It is hard not to just feel fat all the time, it's a sad realization that I'm coming to. I thought that I'd feel beautiful and glow, but no... But maybe that is just Grenada. I mean, I do sweat ALL the time here, so my so called glow, could not be true. Here it really is sweat, there's no mistaking it. Maybe when I'm home for the second half of my pregnancy I'll feel more like myself. The cooler weather would help a lot, but I guess I just have to wait and see.
Speaking of, it is exactly three weeks today that we leave this Island. We'll be somewhere over the US right now...crazy thought. I can't believe that our time here is almost up, and I'm now starting to realize that I might start to miss this lifestyle/place/etc. a lot sooner then I had originally thought...maybe in about five to ten years instead of fifteen to twenty. I think that the haze will wear off sooner, get back to me in a year once I've left this place and I'll let you know how I feel then. The thoughts of being able to stay in North America for longer then a month or two is beyond what I can grasp at the moment. To say that I (and Zach) can't wait to get home right now is the understatement of the century! We are so ready for home, for Christmas, for cool weather...dare I even say freaking cold weather!! We just want to be there...period. And thinking about all that is to come in the next months after Christmas, it's overwhelming...not to mention the move to the US once the baby is born and Zach has written one of the biggest tests of his life. If we think about everything too much...well let's just say that one step at a time is the best method to go about things here!
My parents have come and gone and I think that the trip went well. They seemed to have enjoyed themselves despite the rainy days that happened while they were here. Still got in most of the beach days that they wanted, my dad even went in the ocean...for those of you who know him, that's just not like him. I'll post a few pictures of the trip the next time I post. I have to quit writing now, I'm about to fall asleep! More later...

Self taken shot...no head again!


17 weeks

I'm sitting here listening to the rain and feelin' pretty good! Did I mention that I love the rain?! Well I do. Anyway, this last week has been pretty crazy. We found out that my parents are coming to visit, on monday. So needless to say, the menno in me is trying to get a bunch of things done and cleaned before they arrive:) Can't help it, it's who I am. They're coming for a week to see the island before we leave it for good, and I'm assuming that my mom is dying to see me pregnant. I also think that I felt the baby kick for the first time this week. It was kinda a tap-tap feeling in the inside of my stomach and a few days later, more of a definite kicking sensation. Both were things that couldn't really be mistaken for gas, so that made me feel a little more confident in my "investigations", as the doctor here at the school clinic calls them. She's from India and is one of the funniest(not that she's trying to be) people that I have met here. She is quite quotable, and if you know me, that makes me pretty happy! Well on to the good stuff, the oh so loved belly shot! I feel like this week I actually felt my stomach growing. It's so weird to wake up and feel like you are visibly bigger than the day before. I feel like I'm bigger then most at this stage, but I guess that's how it goes sometimes.


Okay, so maybe it was me...

So I lied. Well, not really, I think that blogger and I were fighting for a little bit:) I got it working so here are the pictures. Here is my belly/gut/stomach...whatever you want to call it, at four months(16 weeks). The reason I say both is cuz when I read blogs in which the person is pregnant, I always wonder what their version of weeks to months is or vise versa. I'm going by what my baby book says, the Mayo Clinic Guide to Pregnancy. So if you think that I'm crazy or I said it wrong, take it up with one of the highest ranked hospitals in the US! Now that I got that off my chest... I'm feeling great, not nauseous at all and this morning I had my first cup of coffee!! Albeit a cup of instant(still can't handle the french press coffee that Zach drinks), but it is coffee, and I'm back with my old friend again! Starbucks here I come(in six weeks!!)! Oddly enough I've been able to drink cappuccinos, I think it's all the milk in them. Who knows, the pregnant body is a mystery! I'm starting to grow out of pants and I'm starting to do the elastic band thing to keep them working. I didn't bring any maternity clothes with me to Grenada(found out the morning before I left that I was pregnant) so I have to make do with strechy skirts and the elastic band:)
Anyway, enough about that. Zach is now coming into the last strech of school and his exams are coming fast and furious. He had one yesterday, which he said felt good, and he's got one on monday(one of the reasons that I really had to fight for some computer time!). Then he has exams every two weeks until we go home in december. He hasn't forgot about the St.Vincent blog he was supposed to write, but he just only now collected all his pictures and he's going to post something after his test on monday. So you can all just wait with baited breath for that one!
Yesterday, I went with Lisa and her two boys to the beach. We hadn't been in weeks and we decided that it was time. We didn't have swimsuits along, but we went for a walk and started to take a bunch of pictures. Her son Noah, found two starfish that kept washing up on shore so we decided to get a few shots of them. They turned out awesome so I figured that I'd post them seeing as to how I haven't posted pictures of Grenada in a while. It was a gorgeously cloudy day and as we were walking back to our car we just got hit by the rain, it was fabulous! Man have I ever changed when it comes to weather! Well, I hope you enjoy!

Is it just me, or does everyone feel lame when they take these pictures?! Oh and aren't the curtains in the back hilarious?? Got to love that Grenadian style:)

I was going to...

I was going to post a picture of my belly at four months, week 16, but Blogger-something-or-other is not letting me post any pictures for some reason. So I'll try again later today, that is if I can wrestle the computer away from Zach again:)