Week: 28 weeks – oh boysie, it’s getting REAL.
Size: Our little buddy was just equated to a Chinese cabbage, further acknowledging that the current fruit/vegetable pickings are slim. (Weight: 2 1/4 pounds, 14.8 inches long).
Name: LC Meredith
Gender: bouncing, kicking, somersaulting baby boy!
Maternity Clothes: …need to be washed. There’s not much more to say. I refuse to spend an exorbitant amount of money on that which I’m really only going to be wearing for a few months in the long run. Reduce, reuse, recycle it is!
Food Cravings: Chocolate milk. Tired just jumped up and slapped me yesterday afternoon in the Jackson, MS airport, which a quick cat nap on the floor of the Delta terminal and a bottle of chocolate milk from the bookstore relatively cured.
Currently reading: Bringing up Bebe which answers the question, “How dew zee French dew eet?” when it comes to parenting. NPR, Amazon and neighbor Kara alike all gave it 5 stars, and though only one chapter in, I’m wondering if this is going to be more life-memoir than parenting tips. (For instance, did anyone read the book Mennonite in a Little Black Dress a couple years ago? I had high hopes of funny childhood stories, but the book overwhelming seemed to highlight the tragedies of her adult-life more than the funnies of growing up). On another note, The Milk Memos was excellent – it was a fun, easy, informational read that more so highlighted the realities breastfeeding and parenting in general more than it did an “I am working mama woman, hear me roar” mentality.
Most interesting fact: Your ankles can still get swollen on a four-hour plane ride even if you’re adamant about standing up and walking every half an hour (personal experience). Hormones are crazy during pregnancy (personal experience, dear lord). Women burn 600 calories/day breastfeeding (book – halleju-jer!).
Missing: my belly button. I’m pretty sure that which used to be a belly button is now a belly dimple.
Anticipating: not eating any more fried food. I do love a good Miss’ippi visit, but my stomach is ready and willing and wanting some fresh west coast cuisine! What would you choose off the menu below?0