Although I complain about having to wait nine months for this baby to be in my arms, time is really going by fast. I think that has a lot to do with the holidays and birthdays and end of semesters. Speaking of end of semesters, Glen has finished his last semester as an undergrad! He starts student teaching in January! We have no idea where we will be by the end of May, which makes it really hard to get a nursery ready. I'm pretty sure we won't be in this house at least because we want to buy a house. But this is not why I started this post. I am coming up on 25 weeks. That means 15 (or 16 or 17) weeks left. At this point, I am feeling great! My joints are a little sore and I do get some round ligament pain from time to time but nothing worth complaining about. My new favorite past time is laying on the couch watching my belly jump around. It makes me think this is one strong little baby! And active... He never stops. He might when I am asleep but most of my waking hours are filled with kicks, jabs, rolls and punches. And I absolutely love it! I think it's funny when he kicks my bladder but I still get after him because I don't want to pee my pants. I have gained more weight than I need to my whole pregnancy so I think I'll fast for the next 15 weeks. Just kidding, of course, but it is still hard. I have been overweight all my life and my self-image has never been great so getting heavier is not easy. My doctor assures me I am not a fatty but I am not sure if he was saying that as a doctor or as a man. I think the latter. But that's okay, it still made me feel better. My belly button is still an innie but it is slowing growing out which is fun to watch. We have come up with a few names that shall remain unspoken until he makes his appearance. I have to do the glucose test as soon as I get back from our Christmas "vacation" up north. I am not at all excited about that. We only have to buy for two more people and then Christmas is taken care of. This is something I am excited about. I've never seen so many wrapped presents this soon before Christmas. It feels great! We also finished our neighbor gifts last night and those will be going out today. We bought Christmas cards but we haven't sent them yet. We will need to do that soon. Glen still won't let us do a picture. I think it would be awesome to have matching hideous Christmas sweaters and I could sport a side ponytail. But alas, not this year. Thanksgiving was great! we were in Arizona but to avoid making this post so long that no one reads it (too late) I will end there.