cravings & such: this week, i am thinking that our little peanut was into dairy. i was very happy eating all things cheese. and, i think that i enjoyed two or three…okay four…ice cream cones. i am currently obsessed with just plain ol’ chocolate ice cream [häagen-dazs, please]. again, nothing too shocking to report. i am a big fan of cheese and ice cream most of the time. this section will really get interesting if i start craving raw tomatoes with a side of cucumbers and piles of cilantro on top. [yuck]
the bump: right now, i just look like a ate a big meal. we aren’t to the cute little bump stage yet. okay, baby…it is time to make yourself known. i am ready and waiting for that little bump to officially pop out. you can do it…
cool & cute things: baby is almost three inches long and weighs nearly an ounce. and, baby’s body is staring to catch up his/her oversized head. if it is a girl, she now has more than two million eggs in her ovaries! how they all fit in there, i will never know. God is so intricate and amazing. yes, the creation of the universe was quite impressive but i think that the creation of a tiny person inside of another person [me!] is where He really gets to show His grandeur. i love it when God gets to show off
new things: baby has fingerprints!
meaningful moments: putting all my thoughts about our little peanut down on “paper”. i started writing letters to the little one so that i can put them all into a book along with pictures and highlights from the pregnancy. i hope that it will be a cherished memento for our little family.
cravings & such: i am liking the spicy foods right now [that really isn't anything new]. current food loves? mexican, asian, turkey and cheese subs with lots of herbs and vinegar and shredded lettuce, and tart frozen yogurt with berries. still no aversions or sickness to report. i am one lucky girl.
the bump: i feel like it is totally noticeable but nobody has told me that i am looking fat so that’s good. [thanks for being kind, folks]
cool & cute things: baby now has reflexes! fingers will soon begin to open and close. the mouth will make sucking movements. toes will curl. eye muscles will clench. the baby will also squirm in response to abdominal touches. and, good news! the baby now looks like a human instead of a tiny little picasso. the eyes have moved from the sides to the front of the head and the ears are right where they should be. whew!
new things: my hair feels really thick right now…but also very dry. so, i am having to adjust my morning routine to accommodate. just the first [and very mild] of many adjustments.
meaningful moments: going through site after site and book after book of baby names. we have the girl’s name locked in but boy names are tough for some reason. we have about four names in the mix so far. any ideas?
the countdown: 196 days to go! under the 200 mark…