Wow! time seems to be going pretty fast. Maybe it is because I have been so busy! This time in the pregnancy with Rosalynn, I was getting married. I guess looking back, that pregnancy went pretty fast up until this point also. I just hope it continues. Because if we stick to the plan, Pumpkin should be her in 18.5 weeks! Crazy huh?
Size of baby: Right now, about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces.
Maternity clothes: I am wearing all maternity bottoms, but I am still wearing some shirts that are flowy, non-maternity
Sleep: doing better. I have been slowly getting more energy, but still like my cat naps from time to time
Best moment of the week: Seeing Pumpkin on u/s again. The girls and I tried to figure out the sex last night when we got a little slow @ work. It was a lot of fun! But Pumpkin is definitely her mother's child! She/he was ornery, and had his/her legs completely crossed indian style. Then he/she must have gotten irritated with us poking around, because she/he flipped her/his back completely towards us and would not flip back. It was still amazing watching Pumpkin moving all around.
Also, I had a prenatal massage, which I will talk about more in my vacation blog, but it was AMAZING!!!
Movement: Still having gassy flutters! But I can feel real movement when I put the doppler wand on my belly. I can feel the baby moving!
Symptoms: Heart palpitations, still some nausea and the occasional vomiting with strong odors, primarily Foster's bodily function smells!! Yes, he has made me vomit!!
Food cravings/aversions: fruit, fruit smoothies, and McDonald's Chicken Nuggets. No real aversions, just things that don't sound appetizing at the time.
Gender: The u/s tech said that if she had to guess when I was 13 weeks, she would say Girl, but not to paint the nursery yet....I hope she is right! Tried to verify last night and had a stubborn one on our hands!
Belly button in or out: Still in
Stretch marks: TONS of old ones from Rosalynn, and a few new ones popping up on my boobs and hips.
What I miss: I wanted raw oysters really bad this week! But I would give up anything for 10 months as long as this little one is healthy.
What I am looking forward to: Finding out the sex for sure and feeling the baby move more prominently.
Weekly wisdom: Heart Palpitations are normal, but only to a certain extent.
Dream of the week: Another amazing dream about this little one. Again, it was a girl. This time I was in the OR getting my c-section. They checked the baby out and everything was fine, even @ 34w4d. Next thing I knew, I was standing beside the bassinet. I don't know how my guts were not hanging down to the floor, because the doctors had not even sewn me up yet. My whole family was there and we were all crying at how amazing it was. I hope upon hope these dreams come true. I still don't want to get too excited, because it makes me nervous every time I start thinking that this might be my "take home baby".
Belly Pic: Holy Moly my belly looks bigger than I feel right now! No more looking fat, I actually LOOK pregnant now! please don't mind the lack of makeup, I had no time to do it after I got done with an INTERESTING, STRESSFUL phone call this afternoon (but that is for another time).
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