Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bumpdate, Weeks 16-20

Observations about the bump pics:

  • way too many curves going on. I look like a combination of the letter B and the letter S. I'm like a walking Sesame Street ad. "This baby is brought to you by the letter...."
  • My photographer needs to work on his technique a bit. 
  • Averaging 4 out of 5 weekly photos at this point.
  • Week 17 was a little crazy with family in town. This was the best we got, with a crying child and a ball flying across the pic. 
  • I'm totally self-conscious about the body shots, but since this is probably our last baby, I really wanted to remember what I looked like pregnant, awkward weight gain, too many curves and all. 

And other random thoughts:

  • I have felt amazing this last month. I have energy again, I'm able to work out, my meals are healthier and much more balanced (no more all-carbs-all-the-time). Please note I said I'm able to work out. Some days that only includes chasing a two and four-year-old around.
  • No real food cravings these days, but tonight I want chinese take-out like there's no tomorrow. Unfortunately, this is Texas and not NYC, so it's too late to order anything. All the restaurants near us are closed. 
  • I probably shouldn't watch "Call the Midwife" while pregnant. 
  • We had our 20-week ultrasound. Separate post to come.
  • And now my husband is making me ramen noodles to satisfy my craving. He's the best. 
  • The baby loves to wiggle around as I'm falling asleep. It's my favorite time of day, since I don't feel the baby much yet when I'm busy doing day to day tasks. 
  • I sometimes forget I'm pregnant. For instance, I stopped at HEB this morning, and the gal helping me in the floral department was asking how far apart Eleanor and this next one would be. I just gave her a blank look for a second before it clicked. I have this huge belly sticking out. You'd think I'd notice.

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