Weekend in Nashville- 19 weeks

Ok, we’re slowly getting caught up.  After the birthday celebrations Thursday night, we headed out of town Friday morning for a weekend in Nashville.  My anniversary gift from Greg this year was a trip to Nashville to see the Radio City Rockettes at the Grand Ole Opry.  We got into town thinking the show was at 5pm, but once we got here and looked at the tickets, we realized the show wasn’t until 8pm. So we had a few hours that we spent doing some Christmas shopping at Opry Mills mall, then had dinner at Dave and Busters.  I always enjoy one-on-one time with Greg, and Friday night was a lot of fun.  The show was amazing!  I don’t think Greg really knew what he was about to see, but he really enjoyed the show too!  The Rockettes are crazy impressive.  The music, the dancing, the costumes, the living nativity story at the end….soooo good!  I loved it!  And sadly, this season is the last year the Rockettes will be performing in Nashville. After that, you have to travel to New York City to see them.

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We always stay with our friends Steven and Mallorie when we visit Nashville, and this trip was no different.  Mallorie and I did a little shopping together Saturday.  I needed to get one more Christmas gift, so Mallorie and I headed to Lebanon’s downtown square.  Steven had to work most of the day, but Greg got to go with him on a few house farm calls. Steve is a large-animal vet here in Lebanon, TN, and they had some horses they needed to tend to this afternoon.  Then Saturday night the boys headed to Nashville for one of Steven’s co-workers’ birthday celebration. Mallorie and I were pretty tired (we’re both pregnant), so we just stayed at the house and watched Christmas movies 🙂

So as we finish up week 19, we are pretty ecstatic that in a few days we finally find out the gender of baby Boggs!  It’s finally here.  We cannot wait!

Week 19 stats- Baby is 6 inches and now 8.5 ounces.  We have grown almost 2 ounces from last week and can now be compared to an heirloom tomato.  Senses are continuing to develop- hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch, although obviously not all will be used for a while.  Motor neurons are continuing to develop allowing for more controlled and conscious movements.  And I can definitely feel those little movements now.  They come and go throughout the day, especially after a meal or when I’m relaxed hanging out on the couch or bed. Greg has only felt it move one time. I don’t think he’d be able to feel most of these movements lately. But just a few days after I first started feeling movements (2 weeks ago), Greg got lucky one time.  I had just crawled into bed one night and it started to move again. I told Greg to give me his hand, and as soon as I placed it on my belly, the baby gave us a good strong kick. That’s the strongest one either of us has experienced in the last two weeks, so I’m glad Greg got to feel it. 🙂