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This is my last week of work.  In Austria, you are only allowed to work up until 8 weeks prior to your due date.  Friday will be my last day teaching for a long time.  It's so strange to think that, but I'm also really excited about this next journey that God has planned for our family.  I can't imagine what life will be like, but I can't wait to experience it!  I'll be back to school for a few more events though and definitely for the last day of school to sign yearbooks and say the real goodbyes.

Baby Girl is now the size of a squash.  She's growing and growing and I'm starting to feel quite large.  It's funny how I think pregnant women are so cute and I just love their bellies, but now having one, I just feel huge...I love feeling her move around though.  I wish I could peek inside and see exactly what's she's doing.  My mom says she wished she had a clear wrap tummy to see what's happening...I agree.  I often wonder if she's kicking, punching, stretching or which body part is she sticking out at an interesting angle. :)  It's so funny to see your stomach moving in such strange ways.  I love it!!

I did some more shopping yesterday and could not resist this little guy:
so she's not alone in her crib ... he also plays a cute little melody
I finally found some fabric for curtains.  Now, we need to finalize paint and get that part done.  I can't wait to see what the nursery looks like.  It's all taking a bit longer than I would like, but helps me be patient. :)

Today I visited two science high school classes that are just going over the reproduction system and answered questions about being pregnant.  What better person to talk to than a prego lady!  Nothing boosts your self-image more than hearing girls saying how cute and sweet you are with your belly! :)  I got asked what school I go to, because I had referenced school and a boy thought I looked young. lol  They also asked if my belly was hard so I said they could feel it. {I'm used to little hands touching me ... I can't go anywhere around the school without little fingers reaching out to caress the baby.} :)  I enjoyed interacting with older students and answering their curious questions about being pregnant and the baby.

Here's a new recipe I made this week from a friend's blog .... you should definitely try it if you like blueberries; it's sooo tasty!!  

Stay tuned for a new bumpdate picture.  Sorry there's not one today.


  1. Hurray for a new blog post!! Love your choice of fabric-very cute!! Will that help you choosing colors for the wall?
    I remember being belly-handled at school, too; one girl always hugged on my belly. Kind of strange but sweet from a little 8 yr. old (any older and it gets weird!). ;) Love ya.


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