Rylee had so much fun for the Fourth of July and didn't mind the fireworks at all! By the end of it, she was throwing smokers (smoke bombs as she likes to call them) like a pro! On the actual 4th, we went to the lake with some friends, including her TWO "boyfriends." There was a little tension between the two. One boyfriend, Braxton, lives across the street and the other is some friends of our's son, Sylas. At one point, Braxton and Rylee were eating their lunch on a towel together, and Sylas made sure he needed to show who was boss and came and sat between the two. It was pretty funny! We had a blast watching the kids play in the sand and the water. However, I also rediscovered why I hate one-piece swim suits. I have a maternity swimsuit tank top, but it was way to big still. So I went out and bought a one piece. Lets just say I felt like a five year old going to the bathroom having to to take that whole thing off! I won't be wearing that again. I think I was scarred when I was a lifeguard seeing too many bare pregnant bellies on ladies who probably shouldn't have been in a two piece when they weren't pregnant! Needless-to-say, I am not a fan of showing off my bare prego belly :) We then continued the celebration of the Fourth on Saturday at my Aunt's house. Rylee got to go swimming again and I got to eat delicious food, we were a happy family!!
Fourth of July at Beaver Lake
Rylee and Sylas
Rylee and Braxton
Swimming at My Aunt's House
Yesterday (Sunday), our neighbors invited us to going boating with them, and we all had a blast. They also invited our neighbors who have Braxton, so Rylee had a friend on the boat too! I swear Rylee is turning into a little dare-devil. I used to feel like she was scared of everything, but she loved to sit at the front of the boat and kept telling them to "GO FASTER!!" Emily (Braxton's mom) and I were talking when we first got on the boat that we would not let our kids get on a tube until they were teenagers, but by the end of the day, they both took a ride on it!! I think I had in mind the last time I was on a tube, which was a near death experience!! The two kids were on it with two adults and they went really slow, so I actually wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be. Rylee apparently didn't get enough from the first ride, so she had to take one more turn with daddy before we docked the boat.
I honestly can't believe how fast this pregnancy has been going by. In two short weeks we get to find out what we are having! I am kind of leaning towards it being a girl, but I was wrong the last time, so who knows. Sadly, I already bought a pair of maternity jeans, but they actually fit pretty good. I think I stayed out of maternity pants until 6 or 7 months with Rylee. Oh well, at least they are comfy :) Just in the last couple of days, I think I have started to feel some movement!! I kind of forgot what it felt like to feel a baby moving in your belly, but it is such a wonderful thing to experience. There are definitely some things that are no fun while being pregnant, but getting to feel your baby move around is almost unexplainable :)
18 weeks :)