Nov 17, 2014
How big is baby: Lemon went from an avocado, to a turnip, and is now the size of a bell pepper!
Sleep: Still pretty good - weird and mundane dreams all around.
Excited about: Being pregnant! Also, in a few weeks we'll be finding out the gender. I used to say "oh I could totally go the whole pregnancy without knowing," and I've now realized what a big fat lie that is. I cannot wait to find out!
Anxious about: Being pregnant. Ha! The anxiety is getting better, but there are still days that I get worried. Hoping this will ease at some point, but we'll just have to see.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: This isn't really a craving but I've really been trying to hydrate like crazy these days. We're starting to get colder weather and dry skin and I read that while pregnant you can put as much lotion on as you want, but if you aren't hydrated the dry skin will not go away. I have a few fun bottles that I seem to drink faster from so I'm trying to start my day with water so I reach for it first later on.
Gender: Don't know yet!
Movement: Nothing yet - I figure it'll be a few more weeks before I feel anything so we'll see.
The belly: I think a teeny bit bigger than I was at 16 weeks, but it really depends on my outfit. Some days I'm like "hey I'm pregnant," other days I look like I ate too much at lunch. It makes me laugh when I walk by strangers because I can see their eyes go to my stomach and I'm sure they're wondering, "is she?"
Miscellaneous: I'm still randomly getting sick, but it's gone from every day to once or twice a week so here's hoping that starts to go down even more! The only frustrating part about it (um, besides the whole throwing up aspect), is there's really no rhyme or reason. The other morning I ate half a banana and then had to rush to the bathroom, yet later that day ate Chick-fil-a like a boss. Who knows!
Best moment of the week: When I talk to my niece on the phone she asks, "how's the baby in your belly?" It melts my heart every time!
I was at my favorite yarn store this weekend, and I saw this fabulous bright yellow yarn - it was in my hands and I was thinking "baby blanket," before I could stop myself. It's just so fun! It's bright yellow (the color is called "Squash Blossom"), and all I could think was Lemon! So last night I started making a lemon blanket for Lemon.
After I finished the first row, I started crying. If you've read this blog at all, you know how knitting is love for me. When I make something for someone I think about them while I'm knitting it, and how happy I am that they're in my life, and I send good thoughts their way, so when they put on or use whatever it is I made, they are literally surrounded with love.
For so long I've dreamed of things I could make for a baby, and now I get to think about how much this child is already loved, and let my anxiety melt away with each stitch. Starting a baby blanket for our child is literally a dream come true.
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