Wednesday, May 05, 2010

21 Weeks: We're 52.5% of the way there!

Our baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long (the length of a carrot).  

Her skin, organs and central nervous system continue to develop and mature.  Her eyebrows and eyelids are fully developed and her fingernails cover her fingertips. She will be more active at this stage, as she still has lots of room to move around. I am definitely out of breath more often; this is caused by my uterus pushing against my diaphragm, leaving less space for my lungs.

The three of us had a big week this past weekend in Louisville at the Kentucky Derby.  It was one of the best events I have ever attended! 

The weather for the Oaks race was beautiful but we had interior box seats so even on Saturday when it rained we were not uncomfortable at all. 

We got to spend time on Millionaires Row and Turf Club, walk through the paddock, watch a few races "from the rail" and even attended the Governor's Derby Eve Gala at the Governor's mansion in Frankfort. 

KY Governor Steve Beshear

I picked Super Saver as one of my winners and even hit an exacta box with first and second place picks! 

Of course we had no idea what was happening back at home with all the rain (good thing too or I would have been worried sick)!  We tried to come home on Sunday but the rain wasn't letting up and we kept hearing so many reports of interstate closings.  So we headed across the river to Indiana and visited the Horseshoe Casino (where I gave back my winning horse bets)! 

We finally got home on Monday and after seeing video our neighbor took of the flood waters around our house, we feel very lucky to have escaped with minimum damage to our house.  We did get some water in the garage, in one of our cars that was outside (seen in the picture) and under the house but none inside thank goodness! 

Our biggest problem is our pool which is now a mud bath and we're afraid the liner may have floated. 

Other than that, our garage door is acting up, our landscaping was washed away and we still have some debris to clean up but we are feeling so lucky compared to what others are dealing with right now. 

Please remember to keep all the flood victims across the state in your prayers.  I am so proud of all of our communities as our residents are stepping up to help their neighbors and showing everyone why Tennessee is called the Volunteer State! 


Artsy Fartsy said...

Congrats, Mary-Kate! I had no idea that you were expecting! Andy and I are due in 3 months with a baby girl of our own! Hope you are doing look fantastic!

Lori said...

Oh my gosh!!! I am so glad your house is ok! That looks like it could have been disaster! Mercy!!