The wind is blowing and the weather is cool. Fall is officially here. To Jude fall means he is rearranging his house. That’s what Liz and I say when he is moving around all crazy like. The past 2 days he has been moving my whole belly around, doing multiple kicks or punches and just moving in new ways. I think he flipped upside down, decided he didn’t like it, moved back and then decided he did like it and moved upside down again today. He has been testing out his space. He usually hangs out on my left side with his feet down low. The past few days he has moved to the right and then the middle. I do not know what has prompted all this movement, but I am loving it!
I am currently obsessed with cherry lime gum. It is so tart and delicious! I did forget to get some more if it at the store today…sad day:( I am currently out because I keep sharing it…I need to stop doing that;)
We met with the lawyer this last week. She is a little goofy, but seems to know what she is talking about. We will set up a “Partner package” in the next few weeks. This includes wills, rights of attorney(i think that is what it is called), and all kinds of legal stuff for not only the house and such, but also little Jude if something were to happen to one or both of us. We then will start the adoption process for Liz to be able to adopt little Jude. It will not finalize until after he is here, but we can start gathering papers and get set up with a social worker. I think that is a little freaky to have a social worker in on our babies life at all, but it is a necessary step for Liz to be able to adopt him. I think my fear stems from the whole lesbians in the state of Texas fear. I always assume the legal system will blast us for that fact alone. The lawyer knows the different social workers, so I am sure she will not set us up with one that will care about that. She also said we have to go to San Antonio court as the are more likely to pass it. Here, it just depends on the judge and after all the work, we don’t want to take the chance to get one that is move conservative. Sigh..such work just because we are both women!
I have been starving lately! I think he must be growing in there because some days I cannot get enough to eat! On the flip side, I have thrown up 4 times in the past few weeks. I am not sure why my belly is unsettled again, but I am pretty used to it at this point. People at work are already starting to try and feed me. A girl came up to me and said that a group of them were talking and decided that baby Jude and I needed a cookie an employee brought in and put it on my desk. It was cute and strange at the same time.
Guests are starting to notice I am pregnant. I still have not had anyone come up and touch my tummy when I don’t know them, but I think I will in the next month. My belly feels so big! Liz says it is still small, but it is a change for me and feels huge some days. It is so packed full! It is funny how firm it is.
Jude is going to be here so soon! Granted, I am not even in my 3rd trimester yet, but the next few months are packed full of stuff and will fly by! Liz’s mom is coming into town this week and shopping for baby stuff. We are going to do a 3D ultrasound while she is here and I am so excited to see our little boy’s face! Hopefully he will cooperate. He is known for being stubborn about things like that, but we will see. We will have our annual Halloween party at the end of October. Then, our first baby shower is on Nov. 6th in Tulsa…that is only a few weeks away! Then it is Thanksgiving. Our second baby shower is on Dec 4th here in Austin. Then it is Christmas and New Years and Jude’s entrance!! Packed full last couple of months before Jude gets here.
I am really loving our birthing class. It is so focused on Liz being a huge part of the birth, which makes me feel so much better about the birth process. I always looked at it as a very independent thing that I would have to go thru. Now it seems like a process we will both be a part of. I feel much better about it knowing Liz will be there supporting me and encouraging me every step of the way!