He's been kicking a lot lately, and even though it could be felt on the outside since Father's Day (his little present to Dad), now you can SEE him on the outside. It's awesome! He's kicking as high as an inch above my navel, and they get stronger every day. I can sit and watch it for hours. I'm thinking in a few weeks his movement is gonna go from cute to painful so I'm savoring it now :)
Mom had a grand total of 3 visits to the hospital in the last couple of weeks with complications from... food poisoning. Who knew it could be so troublesome? The silver lining to all of that was we got to see our little Peanut on ultrasound twice. During the first scan, Mom wasn't feeling well at all and had just concluded a 30 minute full abdominal scan so Peanut was not amused. By the time we got to see him, the little guy had both of his hands over his ears as if to say "Make it stop!" Unfortunately, we didn't get a picture of this because the printer was broken. The second time, he was more comfortable. He is getting so big and his facial features are becoming easier to see - it's been amazing to get glimpses of him along the way.
During our visit with the Turners last weekend, Peanut got another gift he will regret when he is 16 - an ADORABLE onesie with a Peanut on it and a hat to match. He is never going to live this name down. I can't wait until he's big enough for this little outfit. I'm taking pictures and showing them to all of his future girlfriends. We did come up with a real boy name last week but won't tell anyone until he's here. I'm in love with this name and so thrilled that Dad agreed to it! Dad picked the middle name and the whole package is very nice. He will have a strong name to live up to.
So things are going well and Mom is trying to enjoy the last part of the second trimester. The rumor is that the 3rd isn't all it's cracked up to be. We've got about another month to go before the 3rd trimester countdown begins! I can't believe it. However, the belly is a constant reminder that we're in the second half of this thing - check this bad boy out:
I call this one "The Jolly Green Giant"