Friday, October 14, 2011

Pregnancy Update - 16 Weeks!

Here we go again! Things are just ticking right along with this baby cooking adventure, and as the days fly by and I get bigger and rounder, the reality is starting to set in that, yes indeed, another one is definitely coming! And soon! It is going to be March before we know it, and I really, really, really, hope I am as ready to do this as I think I am.

Size of Baby: an avocado! Bill says apples and avocados are the same size, but he thinks food comparisons are silly anyway. However, there are only so many checklists out there for me to look at. So yes, the baby is an avocado (but bigger than an apple), and now I am thinking about guacamole, and now I REALLY want a carne asada burrito. Like bad.
"Avocado babies are always happy because we are delicious! And full of healthy fats!"

My Symptoms: ugh. Still nauseous. I'm so sick of this. I mean, I'm glad I don't throw up everyday, but the mornings are still rough. If I can just get up and eat something I feel okay, and I am usually okay for the rest of the day, but it makes getting out of bed in the morning pretty much my least favorite thing ever. At least I have a happy, chatty little girl waiting for me every morning! Also, the heartburn is in full effect. Zantac twice a day or else I die. And I know that lots more fun pregnancy symptoms are just around the corner! I am looking forward to the good ones, like feeling the baby move and seeing CC put her hands on my gigantic belly!

Size of Belly: Growing steadily! And, someone noticed it at the market yesterday and asked how far along I am! This means I can stop asking Bill 85 times a day if I look fat or pregnant, and he will probably be thrilled with this development.

My Cravings: Still benign, and tending towards things that are not going to give me heartburn or make me feel like yacking. Definitely sugar and cereal, and I am still all over the decaf mochas. I maybe bought myself a flourless chocolate cake yesterday and hid it from Bill. And I am definitely heading into Thai and Indian food territory as those things sound delicious and I think I might actually be able to keep them down if I eat them later in the day!

Bill keeps asking when the sick feelings are going to stop. He thinks we are having a boy because he doesn't remember me being sick for this long last time, but I think he just blocked it all out because I definitely was! In the next few weeks we will know for sure what we are having, although I am not telling the exact date of our appointment because I can't take that kind of pressure from you people!!

We also have a consult coming up with one of the doctors at our practice (I usually see the midwives) to discuss my candidacy for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). This is exciting because I don't know much about how it will work or how good my chances are at success, but I would love any input or advice from any of you that have done it!

Another week down. See you next time for another truly awesome food graphic representing the size of Baby C!

"I'm just here to express my displeasure at the fact that I am not featured in this blog post at all. I mean, how are you people even still reading? All this baby talk is enough to make a girl think about moving out. Maybe the cats and I will get our own place..."

1 comment:

  1. M, if you want any advice about VBAC I'm sure my mom or maybe Gail or Christina would be good folks to talk to! Avocados are my favorite.