First, the disclaimers: perhaps (all four of you) were reading the blog when I launched the 30 days of creativity – an idea I was so, so excited about, only soon to be trumped by a positive pregnancy test and what seemed like insane fatigue. So, the creativity quickly went out the window, and instead I spent my creative hours lying on the couch brainlessly watching old episodes of Law & Order: SVU. But that which is to follow I can do on a weekly basis, I pinky promise. Disclaimer #2: I give all brain power and creativity for this idea to its originator, Habbala – she has a fun and truthful blog that you should check out, and she did something similar to this when her son Miles was growing inside her. Um, thanks Bri!
Week: 14 – we’ll be 15 weeks this weekend!
Size: Our baby is about the size of a lemon, 3 1/2 inches long. My friend Claudia, who’s also pregnant, said recently that she finally had to stop looking at the fruit/vegetable that her baby has been equated to because she wasn’t able to eat those foots that week. That hasn’t been a problem for me. Lemonade, anyone?
Name: Little Caramel
Gender: Coming to an ultrasound near you on January 31st!
Maternity Clothes: Considering I was already “rubber banding” my jeans by 8 weeks along (and subsequently wondering if we were having twins, because we thought we were only 6 weeks along), I have cleared out a big chunk of my closet. Thanks to mi mama and her efforts at Motherhood, the maternity section at Goodwill, and my own fine selection of Target stretch pants, I’m good to go.
Food Cravings: Tapioca. And rotisserie chicken.
Currently reading: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom (pregnancy); Small Wars (fiction); A Visit from the Goon Squad (Audible); Kingdom Ethics (class).
Feeling: GREAT! They say second trimester is the best, and I too am feeling like my energy is back. Workouts are beginning to happen again, and I haven’t watched an episode of Law & Order: SVU in five whole days!
Missing: beer. I’d love a Hefeweisen with lemon right about now.
Anticipating: a full, full month ahead; I’ll be out of town the latter two weeks of this month for a class and conference in Florida. Smooshing four work weeks into two is a bit hairy, so I’m grateful for a resurge of energy to read that stack of baby books.
I had lunch with a dear friend yesterday when the point of realization jumped up and slapped me in the face: life’s going to drastically change in less than 6 months, math majors. 6 months. That’s so … short. Thus, we (me, myself and I …and I suppose James as well) are embracing it. And laughing in reply – because what else can we do in response?0