Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Lovey dovey shrimp

I wasn't planning on sharing a picture of what my baby was the size of last week until I opened a bag of frozen shrimp today. (I kind of think a shrimp is a step down from a lime, but that's another blog). What's funny is that if I've craved anything since getting pregnant, it's shrimp. So I really didn't want to think about my baby as an appetizing crustacean. Anyway, when I dumped the shrimp into the colander to thaw them, these two beauties were stuck together to form a heart and it made me smile. It mostly made me smile because Holly just blogged about a food project her sister did with funny-looking food. So add this to the list, Hol!
Okay, onto what my babe will be as of tomorrow:
Yup, back to the sweet citrus family. But more exciting for me is that 14 weeks marks the beginning of the second trimester. I'm a third of the way through? You're kidding! Crazy. Before you know it, I'll be posted a picture of a watermelon. Lovely.

Happy New Year, blogworld. :)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Meet my baby

Well, at least meet something that is the same size as my baby this week. Yup, a lime. It's kind of hard to imagine that something that was the size of a lentil just a few weeks ago is already the size of a lime. And that when it was the size of a grape, it already had a beating heart and was forming organs and appendages. Amazing.
This pregnancy feels a lot different from my first. For one, I wasn't chasing around a 2 1/2-year-old the first time I was pregnant. And I think partly because of that, the nausea felt a million times worse this time around. But even thinking about this little developing being inside me--I don't remember thinking that much about Jack at this point (sorry, buddy). Maybe it's because we shared the news earlier with Jackson and now at almost 13 weeks along with #2, everyone is just starting to find out. I've had more time to "keep things to myself."
At any rate, I'm really excited. I'm thrilled with the prospect of having a summer baby. I mean, I'm not looking forward to being huge in the middle of Minnesota humidity, but I figure with a due date of July 2, I'm avoiding the really hot stuff. And no bundling up a newborn. Jack was in 0-3 month clothes for 7 weeks. So pretty much, this time around, all I need in 0-3 month clothes is a slew of onesies. And there is a sense of "I've done this before, I can do it again" regarding the pregnancy, labor and delivery, that beautifully frustrating postpartum period. There's no "fear of the unknown" going on. I'll go into labor realizing that it certainly can last over 30 hours (but dear God, let it be quicker this time).
So, here we go again. :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008