I have lots of joys to share from this weekend, so without any further ado (and in no particular order):
Tea! I went with my sisters-in-law, mother-in-law and niece to a wonderful tea at the Drake. It was really a lot of fun! I always enjoy going to tea there and it is such a treat.
Before anyone gets worried that I’m outside ice skating in my “condition”, I would like to first say, I am NOT ice-skating. However, work hosted a free ice-skating event this weekend and it went great! It was a lot of fun to see all the kids out ice-skating and throwing their bodies around the ice like weapons. So many kids went down HARD on the ice, but after looking around with dazed looks on their faces, most of them got back up and kept skating.
Some of my favorite joys stopped by the ice-skating event to say hello. Since I don’t want to short-change anyone, I figured I’d make them all joys. Here they are (in no particular order, lest I hear about it later):
Joy 39: Sarah – my baby sister – is always a little bundle of joy. She’s the smallest of us kids, but she makes up for it in the amount of energy and noise she can generate. She’s a doll!
Joy 40: My cousin Meghan is a genius. No, seriously, she is. Sometimes I think I can get a contact-smart off of her if I sit by her long enough. She scored a perfect on her ACT in 2nd grade. Ok, maybe it was 3rd grade. Whatevs. Meghan rocks and she flew in from DC to be here. For Christmas. It just worked out that she also came to the ice-skating event.
Joy 41: My amazing sister Caitlin. She rocks. She’s taller than me, which makes me happy. She’s also the only one of my family members who will read this and think, “Really? Why THIS picture of me??” Hey, it’s my joys. This picture is from our awesome vacation to Marco Island in 2009. Happy times, indeed! She came out to our ice-skating adventure as well because she’s fabulous.
Joys 42 & 43: Frank (the taller fella and my dear husband) and Andy (the smaller fella and my brother). I picked this picture from our wedding because, well, I can. So there. Frank and Andy are really long lost brothers. Both of them have had to deal with two older sisters growing up (although Andy had the added bonus of a younger sister, too). Both of them are easy-going, smart, funny and charming gentlemen. They both made the trip out to the ice-skating event and, as usual, made me smile. Way to go, guys!
Joy 44: My cousin Dave. Also a genius (like his previously-mentioned sister Meghan), Dave is studying to be a lawyer. Dave made the trip out to see our fun winter festivities. Dave is awesome. Dave, thanks for being awesome. Oh, and Dave? We need to work on a few legal matters. You give a hefty discount for family, right??
I’m not entirely sure what is going on in my uterus, but whatever it is, it sure involves a lot of kicking, punching and flopping – and I love it! It’s great to feel the babies moving around. I can actually see them moving, too. This morning while I was still sleeping, Frank put his hand on my belly and Baby B was kicking him. Such a sweet joy!
It’s official – we have fewer than 100 days until we meet our babies! Tomorrow (12/20/10), the babies will be 24 weeks along and will be considered “viable” with a 90% survival rate (with medical intervention, of course). Hurrah! Way to go, babies! Praise God!