Baby is the Size of a: Last week he was the size of a head of cauliflower and this week he's an eggplant. He's over 2 pounds and 14 1/2 inches long! My niece was born at 28 weeks, so I actually have a pretty good idea of what he looks like right now. Oh man, she was SO tiny! And now she's a perfectly healthy almost teenager :) It is comforting to know that if something crazy happened, he has a pretty high chance of surviving if he was born right now. Having a miscarriage right before this baby has really made pregnancy scarier for us, but reaching milestones like this makes us so grateful and relieved that he's come so far and been so brave and healthy! I tell him every day that he's so brave and such a good boy :)
Cravings: I definitely have had a more regular appetite lately, but I wouldn't say I have any big cravings. I guess I really like soda right now, which is kind of weird for me. Vanilla Coke is where it's at!
Food Aversions: Hmm, actually I don't think I have any food aversions right now.
Symptoms: I was SO excited to write up this post and share the exciting news that I haven't thrown up in two weeks... but then I did something really dumb. I decided that since I'd been feeling so much better I was going to stop taking my medicine on Friday. Yeah, not a great idea. I threw up last night and now I know I just need to take my medicine until he's born. No more experiments!
Fears: You know what, I feel pretty good actually. Of course I'm still nervous for labor and taking care of a newborn and becoming a mom, but overall my excitement is totally outweighing my nerves.
General Mood: Just so happy and grateful. Landon and I talk a lot about our sweet baby we lost in July, and how this baby boy truly is our little miracle. When we first found out I was pregnant again we wouldn't even really talk about it because we were so scared to get excited and heartbroken again. But look at him now! He's so big and so healthy. I can't believe it! My heart could burst.
Sleep: Oh man, I have always been such a good sleeper. But I'm starting to wake up at least 5-6 times every night and then it's so hard to go back to sleep. I think I wake up to baby boy kicking me, because every time I wake up he's totally having a party. Also, my hips ache so bad. I think I'm going to try sleeping with a pillow between my legs and see if that helps.
Maternity Clothes: For the one day a week I actually get dressed, yep ;) I actually still wear my regular shirts, so hopefully I'm not stretching them out too much haha.
Movement: Yes! It will never, ever get old. I get sad when he's sleeping and SO excited when he wakes up. I love to watch my belly and to push back where he's pushing and of course tell him how sweet he is and how much I love him. It's so funny because the puppies always think I'm talking to them when I talk to the baby. Poor things, they have no idea what's coming... Also my favorite part of the day is waking up every morning. Landon and I cuddle for a few minutes and he puts his hand on my belly and baby boy kicks away to say good morning. It's so special and seriously my favorite thing in the world. Landon is really so in love with this baby, my heart could just burst. This baby is so, so loved.
So a few other exciting things from the past few weeks-I finally finished painting baby boy's crib. YAY! It seriously took 20 hours. Oh man, not super fun. But it looks SO cute! It's actually Landon's crib that he slept in when he's a baby, so it's just really special. I loved watching Landon set it up--he's a proud daddy! :) And now I go look in baby's room at least once a day because I love looking at it!
We sure love you baby boy! 12 more weeks (or hopefully a little less!) We can't wait to meet you!