Tessa is settling into this final trimester of pregnancy quite beautifully. She is gaining weight and is definitely "showing!" If possible, she has become even sweeter, following me relentlessly from room to room and blocking my path by laying in front of me and rolling on her back. But based on the size of her belly, I'm not sure how much longer that's going to be comfortable for her!
She surprised me this afternoon by laying at the back door as the boys ran out to gather eggs (they do this every afternoon and Tessa always accompanies any trips to the barn). She wanted to go out, but only to stand guard and wait for their return. So even though she is still zealous for a game of fetch, she is certainly slowing down!
We've had some neighbors over this afternoon (3 darling little boys), and they keep wandering into the kitchen to give Tessa loves. She is simply irresistable! Right before I snapped this picture, the youngest one observed, "Boy. She sure is good at sleeping!" How right he is!