Seeing Jo waiting for me at the airport was so wonderful that for a brief second I didn't realise how much bigger her tum is, but bigger it sure is! She still hasn't put on much weight, no extra anywhere else, just the tummy (5kg all up!). She looks fabulous - 29 weeks yesterday. She passed the gestational diabetes test (although I'm not sure how given the amount of Easter 'candy' consumed!) and everything is kicking along very smoothly right now. Tuesday is a wriggler but doesn't seem to move all the time like some wrigglers, not enough to be excessively uncomfortable at this point. Lucky us, yet again!
Here's a pic just to prove that Josie is doing well. Our lovely friends hosted a preggersaurus BBQ the day after I got home. It was gorgeous weather and great to be sitting out in the sun reminding myself what time it was and which side of the globe I was on now. Good food never hurts either!
These are the three preggersauri from the BBQ. While not in order of due date, can you believe that Josie is last in that lineup?
So while I'm here mindlessly blogging, let me just cover the topic of swine flu since everybody seems to be freaking out about it. Jo and I are not sick, nor are we at any great risk of getting sick. The cases they keep talking about here are near San Antonio, not in San Antonio, and it is a very big city anyway! No one has died outside of Mexico. Let's not go Henny Penny just yet folks. (Wow, and in another weird twist I just discovered that Henny Penny is also a brand of chicken fryers...wrong much?) Can I just repeat, at this point no swine flu-related deaths have been reported outside of Mexico.
Ok, pandemic hype aside, we took advantage of the luscious spring weather and went back to the Texas coast this weekend with our Norwegian friends and their two little ones. It was a lovely break from the hectic work week that was last week. The temperature was perfect and even though it is only just spring the sea was at least 20 degrees and perfect for swimming. There was even a bit of surf! The first time I've seen any kind of waves there. I managed to discover and maim a whole new set of sandcastle building muscles and burn my shoulders, but I needed some sun after spending the past 6 months or so as a mushroom.