Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I'm still feeling quite well. I quit wearing my wedding ring as my fingers get too fat by the end of the day. My feet and ankles get quite swollen if I sit or stand for too long...or just don't chillax enough. Otherwise, I can't complain.
We are definitely getting more excited and apprehensive as the day approaches. It's a daily occurrence that Kuso asks "How's Leila?" Her presence is becoming more real and I've started thinking stuff like "in 3 months from now when we do this, we are going to have to take...." It's a bit of reality check, but we are getting more and more ready as time passes.
Monday, June 15, 2009
While at the wedding, Kuso ran into one of his brother's childhood friends. Mandy invited us to her house later that night. We ended up staying until 2 am! It's so fun for me to visit with people that Kuso grew up with because I learn so much about him and his family.
I don't know why I like to think I can stay up and party like when I was in college. Friday night we didn't go to sleep until around 3 am and Saturday night it was nearly 2:30 am. We slept in late both days, but it's not the same kind of sleep. It will probably take me a few days to recoop!
LASTLY...Friday was the 3 month mark to Leila's due date! We are getting SO excited to meet our daughter. I've had dreams about what she looks like. I'm anxious to see if any of it is even close to what she will really be like. At the wedding, there were a TON of little girls, many of them afatasi (half/half) like what Leila will be. If she is as cute as some of the girls we saw, we won't be disappointed! The last few weeks Kuso has been able to see and feel her move. This is so exciting for him, and it makes me so happy to see the excitement on his face. Kuso uses her name more regularly, while I still feel wierd calling her "Leila." I still say "baby" or something like that.
It's been funny because in the pregnancy books and websites, it says that at this stage, poking the stomach likely won't simulate movement. But the other night, Kuso kept moving my stomach and saying "Leeeeeiiiiillllllaaaaa...." And then she would kick so strong. It was funny. Then he would do it again, and within seconds of him stopping the movement, she would start moving. Not just small movements. It felt like she was playing with him!
I'll post another picture soon, but I guess I'm really looking prego now, because people who don't even know me will ask when I'm due. Some may feel that these comments are inappropriate, but I'd rather look pregnant, than in that fat stage where no one dares say anything. And Kuso's cousins told me "you look really good in your pregnancy." They started talking about how big their wives were by the time they were as far along as I am now. I love nice comments.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Before the gates opened, the Air Force Drill Team performed. They use fully functional rifles with bayonets on the end. They walk and flip their guns in different formations with "precision."
At the end, they line up twirling their guns toward the person across from them. One of the guys walks from the front of the line to the back, then back to the front all while the other guys are twirling their guns.
Kind of scary, but mostly amazing.
Monday, June 1, 2009
On a side note...he is hurt. He hurt his back on Memorial Day. He's not quite sure how. Probably just playing volleyball too long after not being able to play at that level for several months. Anyway, his back is just sore. Extremely sore. He moves like an old man getting in and out of the car. He walks around okay, but we know his back is hurting because he admits that he shouldn't play rugby or volleyball or work for at least a week or two...maybe longer. (For any of you that know him, that is AMAZING for him to give up his games and to miss work.) He worked about 3 days last week and said it was so painful it wasn't even worth going back. He found a guy who does the Samoan Style massages. He's hoping that with a few sessions of that, he will get feeling better much sooner!