No, no..I am not talking about me..yet...although I know my growing belly will lead to some trouble shaving my legs down the road...for now..I am keeping up with it : ) But...no blog about our life would be complete without mention of Peanut's furry friend...none other, than Miss D-Marie herself. I must admit behind the financial freak out of losing your job and hunting like a mad woman to find another, I have actually enjoyed to some extent being home. One of the benefits to being home, is spending lots of time with one of my first true loves...my hairy munchkin lil mutt, Daisy. And I think she has enjoyed having me home as well. When D and I were both working D-marie would spend her days in bed in our room just lounging. Now that I am home she looks out the front window watching for yard guys, trash pick-up, new moms out walking with their babies trying to get back in shape...she looks and watches all day long. In fact, as I sit here typing I can look down at her and see her looking out the window. Now, Miss D and I have long been buds..in fact I will have had her for 8 years come this Feb. But I think Miss D knows a new lil person is on the way. They say that dogs sense things like that...like how they sense when a storm is about to roll in...a storm is about to roll in...a perfect baby K storm : )
Every day when I come home, D-marie and I have a tradition of "hug" time. She greets me at the door, stretches her front legs up on my tummy and just stands there while I rub her from head to tail. Since about 2 weeks before I found out I was pregnant she stopped "hugging" me...like she knew such a hard pounce on such a tiny developing person would hurt our Peanut. Her new thing is when I lay on the couch at night, she lays with her head on my tummy ...just sitting there, calmly and sweet. Dustin and I wonder if she can maybe hear the baby's heart beat? I know welcoming this baby into our world will no doubt be a change for her as well. They say your dog just becomes a dog when you have a baby. That is so hard for me to imagine. I hope I am able to convey to her just how important she is to me..and that I still love her, even though my attention right now may be focused in a new direction. I had a dream last night that the baby was here already and D-marie moved her normal sleeping quarters from our bedroom closet (the warmest room in the house) to Peanut's room upstairs. All I could see was a large crib with a baby sound asleep..and D-marie asleep on the rug below. : )
I thought it might be fun to tell you all too what is going on in Baby K world this week too..so read below to what Peanut is up to.
New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.