bumpdate... 19 weeks!
i am starting to feel better and better in the morning, and even at night! there are certainly less days that i feel crummy! baby is now the size of a mango, and sometimes i can feel a little kick every now and again. it's like popcorn in the belly, what a neat feeling! i can't wait until they are stronger and more noticeable (right now i can only feel them if i'm sitting quietly or lying in bed).
on another note, it's been 4 years since my grandma passed away. it was so close to Christmas that this time of year always reminds me of her. i'll never forget the angel that she insisted on buying from the drugstore that is battery operated and transitions through various colours. she kept it by her hospital bed for that last week and we made sure at night that it was turned on and glowing. it was her "guardian angel" my aunt linda was so thoughtful and purchased us all one that Christmas (thank you aunt linda, it quite possibly was the most memorable gift i've ever received!)you can imagine the tears that came when we all opened ours. it is quite possibly the most beautifully tacky ornament i've ever owned, and i always make sure to turn it on, on Christmas eve. it brings a smile to my face and a tear to my eye each time i see it around this time of year. it makes me think that maybe she's watching over us. "and hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us." Romans 5:5