Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Week Twenty-Four

Week twenty-four included another successful trip to the Dr., Lilly is doing a great job growing right on schedule and she has been filling our home with joy. It has become a nightly ritual to spend some time talking, reading and playing with her and she responds by entertaining us for hours. Some days she gives us mellow kicks other days she kicks so hard it appears that she wants out to join in the fun. Erin finally got a chance to experience her antics this past week and Lilly didn't disappoint by kicking her in response to every thing Erin said. On Sunday we had the chance to have my family up to celebrate my Dad's birthday and it was such a nice afternoon, the new house has a great flow for entertaining and it makes the "Martha" in me want to have a get-together every weekend. We also have started to work on Lilly's room and Erin and Matt did a fantastic job painting the ceiling and trim ... now we have to settle on a wall color ... oh the decisions. Hopefully, we can narrow it down so Matt can work on the walls this weekend, like usual it is supposed to be cold and snowy, so a perfect time to stay in a work on the house. It has been a bit of adjustment for me to let other people do the painting, since that is always my thing, but it has been refreshing and I am sure Lilly appreciates the fresh air. Along with the paint progress in Lilly's room we have also been looking for the perfect rocking chair ... who knew it would be so hard. So far we have found that most standard gliders have a back that is too short for Matt to really be comfortable and I dislike most of the fabric choices. So now we are looking at having my Mom's old rocker re-upholstered .. I have contacted several places to see how long it will take and the prices and I am excited to get their quotes back.

24 weeks: Baby is the size of an ear of corn
Your baby has caught up with an ear of corn in size and gained about 1/4 pound since last week. (Length: almost a foot.)