Thursday, December 2, 2010

Week Seventeen

Week seventeen, for the most part, was spent in Minnesota celebrating! With the multiple celebrations came lots of opportunity to see family and to eat - two of my favorite things. Our first celebration was Thanksgiving with the Allar side of the family and, in traditional fashion it was a deliciously huge event. This year was especially fun, as we got to meet Courtney's "baby" Cooper for the first time. Cooper is now about 7 months old and he is as cute as can be. Courtney made sure to give Matt lots of time with Cooper to prepare for our baby. It quite possibly was the first time that Matt had ever bottle fed a little one - and he sure had it easy, since Cooper did all the hard work in holding the bottle and didn't fuss or spit up at all! I believe Matt will get a rude awaking the first time he gets to feed our little one, I can only imagine he will be wearing more of the bottle than the baby will ingest. :) After the fun and festivities of the Allar Thanksgiving we made a family trip to see the new Harry Potter, which was good, but far to long for a pregnant gal with a full stomach, by the end I was hoping that Harry would just throw Dobby in to the sea and call it good. I might have a better appreciation for the movie when I watch it at home in comfortable pants and whilst laying down.

The second celebration of the week was for Matt's 30th birthday! We loaded up the family and headed to Benihana for a hibachi style birthday. The baby really loved the onion soup and salad with ginger dressing .. yum! But the highlight of the dinner was the Japanese rendition of "If your happy and you know it," sung as the birthday song followed by a lovely picture to commemorate Matt getting older.

We topped off the week of celebrations with a trip to visit Grandma and Grandpa Knoll at a super fun Supper Club/Lodge that had all the best fried foods including cauliflower and Walleye. It was so nice to see them and have some time to visit, we haven't had a chance to see them since before we were married and last year we couldn't make the drive twice because of bad snow storms. The end of our visit to see the Knoll side of the family was completed
with an early family Christmas. We were so spoiled and even Le Petit Bébé got lots of fun things to play with.

Week seventeen was certainly exhausting, but so much fun!

17 weeks: Baby weighs as much as a turnip
Your baby weighs 5 ounces this week -- about as much as a turnip. (Length: 5 inches, head to bottom.)