Me: I am 23 weeks and 4 days pregnant with Avalyn La’Nae. She is getting to be an active little something! I have so many entries in my pregnancy journal I could write a book called "Journey to Life" lol I can’t wait till she is born… anyway… as for me, I am great. Healthy, feet are starting to swell a little but I have been eating a lot of salty things so I gotta stop that and I’ll be good to go LOL My headaches aren’t so frequent thank GOD for that! All of my weight is being gained right in my belly so that is wonderful too LOL I have a Dr appointment Thursday and I will find out my weight then. At 20 weeks, I had gained a total of 12 pounds. This being my 4th baby, I was surprised… thought I would gain faster. Not complaining though :) Here’s my 22.6 week belly picture…
Barry: Started a summer job the other day… seems to like it. He said it’s hard (heavy lifting, out in the heat) but it will help him out for when football practice/season starts up… he will be used to the 90 degree weather and it won’t be so bad. I for one can’t wait until football season (mainly cause then Ava will be born!!!) and I hope a few of the games are televised so I can watch :) I should be able to make the last 4 home games, if the weather permits me to take the new baby. Barry is now at 230 pounds and steady gaining… he should be 240 by the time the season starts, then will probably work off 5 pounds as usual, so he’ll be a solid 235 when he weighs in and times in the 40 for NFL scouts next Spring :) Keep those fingers crossed and pray for an injury-free season!
Briyana: WHEW grown as she wanna be! Always walking around here wetting her hair, brushing it, and leaving it down like she’s a woman. She is so beautiful even *I* catch myself staring at her like she is someone else’s child and I can’t believe how pretty she is. Briyana is gorgeous. lol She is sweet and SMART as a whip too. So proud of her I can’t stand it. She starts school in the fall and I am apprehensive about that but excited too.
Tre: Good lord have mercy that boy is all BOY that’s for sure. Be driving me up the wall. BOY CALM DOWN lol He don’t listen. Loves football, wants to be a running back. Doc says he will be bigger than Barry… Tre weighed 9 pounds 6 ounces at birth… big baby! He is a handsome little thing too… got them eyes OH MY GOD he’s gonna melt them little girls with his eyes… too cute.
Talia: That terrible two stuff ain’t no joke! She is something ELSE! But smart as Briyana and witty!!! She will have you cracking up at what she says all the time! I am like where did that child hear that from? She teases people and is so playful, just full of personality. She is pretty too. She used to be a fat little somebody but now she is slimming up and starting to look a lot like Briyana, but she has more of Barry and Tre’s features than she does mine… Briyana has more of my features. Tre, well he’s a high yellow version of his daddy LOL