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Monday, August 29, 2011

16 weeks already?!

I can't believe I am already at week 16.  It seems like just yesterday I was peeing on the 100 sticks.  It's crazy how time flies!  It  makes me feel really behind - mainly on thank you notes and updating my baby journal, but I'll get there eventually!  I am exhausted and still have some work to do tonight, so I'll try to keep it brief for once!

Size of Geronimo: An avocado!  I do not know why, but I have been excited about Baby Geronimo graduating to avocado size.  It just seems more substantial than any of the other fruits/veggies so far.  Tiny bones are forming in his/her ears, meaning the baby can now pick up my voice!  You know what that  means...I need to get on loading up the ritmo with lots of fun music for Baby B!  I can't wait.  More on that later.  Also, eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming.  Guess it's time to start eating healthy so Baby Geronimo hearts fruits & veggies and ice cream and pizza!

Weight Gain So Far: I weighed myself on Friday when I got home, and according to my home scale, I have gained a pound.  Not too shabby for 16 weeks, I don't think.  I am hoping to keep it at +5 or less by the time I see the doctor again in two weeks.  It will be interesting to see how close the two scales are.

Cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary or really different than the usual.  Dan told me over the weekend he wishes I would crave healthier stuff because he's gained more weight than I have.  I don't think he looks like it at all, but boys are lucky like that I guess!

Aversions: Nothing that I can think of; in fact, I feel like I've been eating anything and everything in sight for the past week!

Symptoms: PIMPLES, so gross, I am not used to them.  High school style.  Frequent urination - still up 2-3 times a night, normally.  And still REALLY tired.  I know, I say that every week.  I'm still holding out hope that I'll get the "2nd trimester burst of energy" that everyone's told me about, but so far it's not looking good for me and Baby Geronimo.

Movement:  I am PRETTY sure there was some this week.  I know it's still early, but it kept happening only when I was sitting really still and all around the same spot.  I'm still not 100% positive...I told Mom that I wish Baby B would just kick me or something so I'll know for sure, and she said to be careful what I wished for.

What I Miss: Can't really think of anything!  I'm sure I'll miss beer this weekend as college football will be kicking into high gear and we may be going to the first NCSU game.  I guess we'll see!

Things I am Thankful For: No hurricane damage this weekend, and that our families are all safe and sound.

Signs of a Bump: Yep, full force.  Evidence:
I know, it looks like I'm REALLY arching my back at a weird angle here, but it was just my hand digging into my back weirdly.  I made sure to have my photographer, Syd, take the picture BEFORE I ate dinner...after it always looks a lot bigger because I'm so full.  Syd wanted to know why I never want my face in the pictures, so I had to inform her that it's actually my ham-hock arms I don't want in the pictures, not my face.  Well, this week, it's my face too since it is very crater-like.  Ughhh high school acne go away!

Next Doctor Appointment: September 14, the gender reveal!  When we first booked this appointment I wasn't sure how I was going to stand the over-a-month-wait, and now that we're only two weeks away the wait is even worse, if possible.  I'm just ready for it to be here...and I hope Baby Geronimo is cooperative!

Well, I think that's all for tonight, folks.  No one said they were bored by the weekly updates last week, so I decided to keep at it.  Is there such a thing as a case of the Tuesdays?  Because I'm pretty sure I already have them.  SIGH!


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