Otherwise we're doing great! I'm still on track with my weight and I'm paying more attention to my scale at home than at their office. At home I can weigh in the morning and in the nude. From my college days, I know that this is how you should weigh so I'll take that number over theirs. That makes my weight gain up to 5.5 lbs. Not too shabby! The best news is we'll find out the gender of the baby on November 1st! Just one week and all of you can share in our excitement!
That evening we ate at Rudy's, our favorite Mexican restaurant, and came home to sit on the porch. Kathy, Mom, and Robin drank wine while I enjoyed a water (ha, ha). The weather was actually really nice though we were told it was supposed to rain all weekend. Boy were they wrong! Saturday was beautiful!
We spent the day in Lawrence exploring the shops along Massachusetts Street. Last week I saw an article that Mass Street is one of the "best" downtown streets in the US. I would definitely say it is one of the most interesting because of the kinds of people you see (all kinds) and the types of shops (all types). The shops are mostly locally owned businesses. Very few are chains and most all of them have things you wouldn't find most anywhere else. Between the four of us, we got a few Christmas presents, a few things for ourselves, and lots of people watching opportunities! The weather was beautiful, as I mentioned before, and we got there before the gameday traffic. We decided on Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch simply because it was right in front of where we parked. Thankfully they had a Mass Street patio so we had the opportunity to sit outside, chat, and enjoy the beautiful fall day! Here's a link to the Mass Street website: http://www.downtownlawrence.com/SiteResources/Data/Templates/t1.asp?docid=514&DocName=Home
Click on "About DLI" and you can find a directory of the stores lining Mass Street. It doesn't do it justice but you'll see how unique this area really is!
After leaving Lawrence, we headed to the Legends, another shopping area in KC. I specifically wanted to go there for the Motherhood Maternity outlet store. I am still searching for work options, mostly shirts, but got only one off the clearance rack. Along with those I got a longer pair of jeans that were on sale. I'm set for bottoms now, other than pajamas that I can wear this winter as well as at the hospital. I have a feeling that may be a Christmas wish-list item. I did have to invest in two new bras. I won't even mention how big they are now but I will say they are MUCH larger than I've ever had in my life. I wish they would stop but I know they'll get bigger still. Kathy gave them the nickname, Jugs, if that tells you anything!
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I feel huge and not very cute these days.