Well, I think I may have finally hit the stage where I look pregnant, not just fat. At least I hope so :o) Don't let the horizontal stripes on the sweater fool you, I really am 19 weeks pregnant!
As for other happenings in our lives, we have been doing a lot of traveling for the holidays. We went to Biloxi for Thanksgiving, and then spent Christmas in Bradenton. It was great to have a break from the cold temperatures of North Carolina and be able to wear shorts outside! We were able to share Christmas with my parents, brother, and three grandparents, and then saw several friends at Mike and Alina's wedding in Tampa. Unfortunately our visit was too short, as it always seems to be, and we wish that we could have seen other friends and family as well. We were back in Winston-Salem for the new year, but decided to go see Band of Horses in Atlanta for New Year's Eve! We went with our friends Jeremy and Casey and had a great time. Like our trip to Florida, it was very short and we wish we could have spent longer in our old stomping ground.
On the way to Atlanta for the concert we had another exciting experience. Brian got to feel the baby move for the first time! I had been feeling what I thought were movements for the past few weeks, but wasn't sure if it was actually the baby. While we were in the car I felt them again, so Brian put his hand on my stomach. A minute later the baby kicked harder than I've ever felt it, and Brian was able to feel it too! It was quite amazing, and now I enjoy feeling the baby move each day.
Here are some pictures from our holiday travels. Sorry about the 2 sideways ones, for some reason they wouldn't rotate even though they are saved vertically!