I can totally feel and see my body changing, but if you didn't know any better, the average person wouldn't see anything out of the ordinary. I'm told that a woman's second trimester is the thing worth writing sonnets about. This I can already understand. I can feel my energy returning, and I know that shortly I'll have a cute little round bump. Who wouldn't love that? Feeling good AND looking pregnant!! I'm excited for that stage. I won't lie, I totally cheated today, I might have left my top button unbuttoned on my pants. I obviously wore a shirt that wouldn't show anything and was more than long enough, but it just felt better not to button them. I did prove to myself they could be buttoned, but why deal with tighter pants all day? I feel good about my decision.
We went on a wonderful trip up to Virginia to our alma mater Liberty University. It was wonderful to visit Casey and as a bonus I also got to spend time with Hilary and Leslie. It was a WONDERFUL weekend filled with laughter. After the bevy of 7th grade pubescent attitudes that have built up in one of my classes, I was able to shake it all off and let it melt away into an enjoyable weekend with my loved ones. I must say I satisfied a multitude of cravings I've been having by visiting some of my all time, top of my list, favorite restaurants. I am happy to say I was a member of the clean plate club at every single one of them too! Now that has never happened before. I can never finish, but it was not a problem, and even sitting here now I could really go for some more Osaka's! Along with this fabulous weekend came a clever new baby name curtesy of the Hags.....Gweeseling. Since my so-sweet nickname in college was Gweese, they have decided to coin a new loving name on Dot. I think it's adorable and super fitting!
I'll be 14 weeks on Friday and I still can't believe it's already at that point. There are times I feel that it is going so slowly, and other times I feel like it's flying by. My mantra is: take it one day at a time. The light at the end of my most immediate tunnel is making it to Summer vacation. Only 34 more work days left and I will be floating daily in my pool....I know I can make it!