Halfway there! Whew! Baby is the size of a banana and now has working tastebuds.
Photo: Ugh, back to the selfie in the bathroom mirror since Steve was not home. The bump seems to be growing by the day now, and it is already getting a little more difficult to get up off the couch. I may have audibly grunted a few times while trying to get up, or put on socks, or doing any normal everyday things really. I can’t even imagine what this will be like when I am huge. To make up for that crappy photo, I give you this:
Yes, those are roller-skates. Flashback to grade school anyone? By little cousin Nora turned 8 over the weekend and had her birthday party at a roller rink. At first I wasn’t planning to skate for fear of taking myself out, but when I got there it was just too tempting. And I am happy to say that I stayed upright the entire time. Ah, so many memories.
Food: I am craving so much fruit still. Any fresh fruit, bowls of it. I’ve also been killing the green smoothies and salads. All of that makes it sound like I am eating really healthy all of the time, but fear not, my sweet tooth is still raging. Ice cream, brownies, anything chocolate, girl scout cookies, nothing is safe around me.
Movement: Yes! I was starting to worry a little bit that I couldn’t feel the baby moving much even though my doc said it was perfectly fine and normal. Well, for the past two days I have felt so much action in there. In fact, the kid seems to be having a little party in there as I type this. It’s pretty wild. The movement is more subtle than I was expecting (and that I’m sure it will be as the baby grows), but it is now unmistakeable and I love it.
Exercise: Meh. I think I worked out four days last week. Running is not comfortable which totally bums me out. I tried using a support belt for my 4 mile outdoor run the other day, and it did help a little, but I have had to accept the fact that running is just not going to feel good until after July. I am going to keep at it anyways, but I know I am going to have to start incorporating more different types of workouts. Mostly I am just lazy and running is so convenient. Got forbid I make the five minute drive to the gym. Walking is starting to grow on me, and I have noticed my “power walking” pace has increased when I walk outside.
In other news: The big ultrasound is tomorrow!! I feel like I have waited for this day for so.freaking.long. At the same time, the weeks are flying by at lightning speed. I have to admit I am a little bit nervous for the big appointment and above everything hope that we see a perfectly healthy little baby in there that is developing right on schedule. With the obvious stated, I also have to say that I really really hope the little one cooperates and flashes the goods for us. I am so excited to find out if a little boy or girl is in there! Any guesses??