(this week I am puppeteering at our church's vacation Bible school, so Sailor Sam had to make an appearance in the photo)
The Baby: She is definitely growing - she now weighs about 3/4 of a pound and is the length of a carrot. She is also quite the acrobat and enjoys keeping Momma up at night with her antics.
Me: I absolutely feel very pregnant at this point, although I know I have a long way to go yet! Each night at VBS, I've been standing on a platform and making Sailor Sam talk and interact with the kids for over two hours. When I get home, I am exhausted and pretty much fall right into bed. Still, despite some of the discomforts, I am thoroughly enjoying feeling baby girl kick and somersault inside me.
The Siblings: All three talk to her a lot. The Beast has a special "telephone" he uses to communicate with Little Sprout. He pretends to hold up a phone, will say "Hello, Baby", and then ask her a question, such as "Do you want to go to McDonalds today?" He usually ends the conversation with "Bye, Baby, talk to you next week!" It is pretty much the most adorable thing I have ever seen. He has also decided that the baby should be named "Annie" and now refers to her as such.
The Plans: I am looking into making my own nursing cover. In the past, I have done the "baby blanket tossed over my shoulder"; but this time around I would really like a proper cover. I found some tutorials that appear to be easy enough to match my sewing skills, but we'll see. I also toyed with the idea of making a diaper bag, since those have long disappeared or gotten destroyed at our house. But I am really not certain I could pull off the kind of bag I want. I did some exploring on Etsy and found some cute ones I really like. They are bookmarked for future purchase. :) Little Sprout will be getting some Etsy goodness soon - I ordered her one of these adorable hats.
Hmmm. . .now let's go see if I can convince all three offspring to take an early nap. . .