Week: 19 – I do believe we’re about halfway there!
Size: our baby is the size of an heirloom tomato. Mmm. I LOVE heirloom tomatoes, and I love this festival in celebration of it.
Name: My little caramel who shall not actually be named caramel.
Gender: bouncing baby boy!
Maternity Clothes: Please give me an e-pat on the back: twice now in trips to stores with really cute shoes, I have just said no. It’s not just Nancy Reagan’s anti-drug campaign from the 1980’s, but I have not succumbed to my own peer pressure to buy shoes. Why? Because I keep being told that my feet are going to grow – in length and width – and won’t go back to their original form. Help! Is this true, or should I have bought those sassy Target shoes?
Food Cravings: veggie crepes. Wowsers.
Currently reading: (reiterating…) The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth; The Politics of Jesus; The Moral Vision of the New Testament; …and one more book that’s in my purse that I mustn’t exert the energy to stand up and see its title.
Most interesting fact: So my sister is a week behind me – I know, that in itself is enough to throw a party over. We are stoked that the little munchkins will inevitably be cousin-best friends. Anyways, thought she has not had her gender ultrasound, I’m convinced (via hunch and the Chinese birth chart) that she’s having a girl. Therefore, she’s been having averse effects to soy-based protein shakes – and what do you (here’s the fact), said soy-based protein shakes can cause developmental delays in female fetuses! Now, I may not be a doctor, but I think her sickness is her body’s way of rejecting the soy. No way man! Soy-free, that’s me! Your thoughts?
Feeling: My back hurts. My tummy is screaming. And I don’t want to be staring at a computer screen – how’s that for a chipper answer?
Missing: sleeping on my belly.
Anticipating: a day spent in solitude tomorrow. Mmmm.