Russ was SO CUTE during the whole appointment. He was so excited and teary-eyed. It was almost like it made this baby seem very real to him for the first time, and last night when we said our prayers, it was cute to hear him bless our "little girl". :) But if you know Russ, you know how excited he gets about things, and it was hilarious. He was just 'ooh'ing and 'aah'ing and laughing and saying, "Look at that!" the whole time. He is going to be such a good daddy to our little girl. I can't help but smile when I envision him at a tea party or trying to put her hair in a pony tail. :) For the record, I also know he'll be an incredible daddy for our little boy(s?) in the future.
Now for the belly picture. I thought I'd wear pink this time in honor of our baby girl. I'm still pretty little, I think, but people are starting to notice my baby bump when I go out in public.
|The heart necklace is from one of my students - he told his mom he HAD to get me a necklace. Russ was jealous. ;)|
|Covering her face :)|
|This was taken in the act of kicking, which is why there is only one foot. I can't believe you can see all the bones! It's so cool!|
- Since I only throw up now once a week or less and I have my normal appetite back, I've gained 5 pounds in the 4 weeks since my last visit! I hope I don't get too huge before the end!
- I didn't really start feeling kicking until this week. Last week I think felt "fluttering" like I had swallowed a very active butterfly, but for the most part I just feel little pops deep inside my stomach or a series of distinctive thuds. They are hard to describe and different than I expected, but still pleasantly surprising every time. One night I knocked on my stomach and said, "Baby! Are you in there?" so any movement is reassuring for me.
- During the 1st Trimester I had to nap every day. Now I can handle a more 'normal' sleep schedule, but sometimes I'll just wake up at about 5am and I have no idea why. I'll usually just lay there, eat something, and fall back to sleep after about an hour. Is that normal?
- None of my pants button anymore. I usually tie them with a hair tie (thank you, Britney) or wear my pajama pants (thank you summer vacation). I did buy some maternity pants yesterday! They're actually really cute and since they just have an elastic waistband, I'll probably still wear them after pregnancy. The shirts were all tent-like, though so I'll hold off on buying those for a while.
Russ and I are so in love with our little baby girl and can't wait to meet her in October!