Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Years Eve. We spent the night at home with a great group of friends. I have to say, I'm pretty proud about staying up until midnight- I definitely didn't think I would be able to! This past New Year's Eve was definitely one of my favorites, spent just the way it should be- in sweats with good friends.
We don't have too much to report on the baby front. We had another doctors appointment last Wednesday and everything is still going well. I definitely feel like I'm growing by the day and I can't believe we can finally say "our baby is due next month!!!!". We have the baby shower at the end of this month to look forward to and then it's just a matter of a few weeks! Here is an update from the Babycenter website about Grayson's progress this week-
This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.
On the amazing husband front- Matt took all the lights and Christmas decorations down today. I ran about two errands this morning and came home feeling miserable and in need of a nap. We had planned to take all the decorations and the tree down today but I really, really couldn't get myself motivated to do anything. When I finally got the energy to get up and put the groceries away Matt had taken everything down! I think he kind of enjoyed organizing everything and re-conquering our garage which had been taken over by storage boxes so I don't feel too bad!
On a completely random note- we were woken up around 3:30 last night by the awful screeches of a cat fight or cat/racoon fight and WOW I forgot how horrible those sounds are. Of course our fierce guard dogs didn't even lift their heads and slept through the whole thing.
That's all for now- hopefully we'll find something interesting to take pictures of over the next few days so the next post will be a little more colorful!