Just a quick update.

Baby is doing well – very active and likes to jump on my bladder at 3 in the morning! I’ve been feeling movement since about 18 weeks, but Rico was finally able to feel kicks from the outside this past weekend! Very cool! He likes to watch my stomach jump randomly, haha. We’re at almost 23 weeks now, so 17 weeks to go.

We’re prepping for our camping trip next week. We rented a group site this year and we hope that a bunch of our friends can make it out to join us. We cancelled our housewarming/cookout due to the permit hold up so this will be our big get-together instead. Speaking of permits, the plans have been submitted to the City of Covington and now we’re just waiting on approval. They said 4-6 weeks but hopefully since it’s only decks, they’ll process it quicker, but we’re not holding our breath on that.

Emerald Downs held it’s annual Equine Art Show this past week. I entered these pictures on canvas:
I wanna be a grown up!

I Wanna Be A Grown Up (4 horse butts) won 1st place in Photography! AND one of the judges, who is a huge collector, purchased my piece!! I was completely shocked and extremely happy! And more good news – Kerry, our gift shop manager here at the track has agreed to consign my other piece.

Rico has sold his car so we are in the process of looking for a replacement for him. So as of right now, we are a 1 car family. We’ll see how long this lasts, before we drive each other crazy. Good thing we have essentially the same schedules and work in the same area. I’m playing around with the idea of upgrading as well, sometime before baby gets here. I’m torn between the GMC Terrain and the Chevy Traverse.

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the baby’s crib:

that Mom & Bucky have graciously purchased for us. It should arrive on Friday! Once it’s put together (Rico’s job since he doesn’t trust me to build things), we’ll be able to start decorating the nursery 😀