Dec 3, 2014
How big is baby: In the past two weeks Lemon was the size of a bell pepper, an heirloom tomato, and is now the size of a banana!
Excited about: Knowing we're going to have a little boy! I honestly didn't care whether Lemon was a boy or a girl but hearing he's healthy and being able to say "he" is a whole new way of connecting now! (Also, a friend of mine told me I'm going to be a great boy mom because, "I don't take any sh*t." Ha!)
Anxious about: Being asked if I've felt the baby kick. (See below). Also, we're trying to get serious about saving money so I can take a good chunk of time off after Lemon is here (some of which is not paid). I know we'll make it work and figure it out, but it's a bit stressful to think about!
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I've started to notice there are a few foods that are higher in acid that bother me (a lot of marinara, sometimes apples, etc). but otherwise nothing I'm really craving or avoiding. I am SO susceptible to suggestions though it's hilarious. Someone mentions a certain type of food and I'm like "oh my gosh, that sounds so good," or when eating I say, "mmm, this is the best piece of bread (or insert another basic thing) I've ever had!"
Gender: A healthy baby boy!
Movement: Our ultrasound last week did a lot to calm my anxiety, but the fastest way this creeps back up is when people ask me if I've felt any movement. I don't think I'll feel any "real" kicks for a few more weeks and I don't even know if I'll be able to identify these elusive flutters people keep referring to. I know the question is asked because it's a natural next step and everyone is curious, so I try to just smile, say "not yet," and remember that the doctor said because my placenta is in the front, it would take a good kick for me to feel something.
The belly: Growing! So far I think I'm just expanding in the stomach which is fine by me!
Miscellaneous: We told our families our big appointment (i.e. the ultrasound where we found out gender) was December 1st, but it was actually last week. Since we hosted Thanksgiving, we wanted to surprise them, and oh did we! We actually have it on video and the reactions are fabulous - I think it will be great to show Lemon once he's here!
Things that made me cry: This is a new category I'm adding - I think it will provide some amusement and also a few touching moments. (Plus it'll give you a look into my crazy, and who doesn't love that?)
*The day before Thanksgiving, Ben ran to the store to get us food for that day (our fridge was packed with Thanksgiving stuff, but we didn't have lunch or dinner for the day before). While he was gone I took all the ingredients out I'd need to make pies, figuring I'd save myself time later. Right before he got back I realized we didn't have any eggs, so when he walked in the door (his hands full of groceries) I started crying (and I mean crying), and blubbered, "I'm really sorry but we don't have eggs so you're going to have to go back to the store." He asked me why I was crying and I said, "I don't know!" He set the groceries down, gave me a kiss and said, "Okay, well I'll be right back." God bless him for rolling with it!
*I had almost an hour long conversation with my mother-in-law about pack-n-plays and carseats and it was so much fun! When we got off the phone I picked up Lemon's blanket to knit for a bit and then cried all the happy tears. I never thought I'd get to have these conversations and while parts of me are still nervous I feel like I can finally be excited and I'm just so grateful!
*The technician at our ultrasound was awesome and gave us so many pictures afterwards. There's one that's just of his feet and I don't know why but it makes me tear up every time I look at it.
Best moment of the week: Our anatomy scan ultrasound. The tech was delightful and I'm pretty sure we laughed through the whole appointment! I still get nervous sometimes but hearing I am in no way high risk and our son (our son! ahh!) is healthy and looks great gave me such a sense of relief!
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