Size: weight :: almost one whole pound! (and how many then have I gained? Next question, please). Length :: 11 inches, about the length of a spaghetti squash.
Name: Little Caramel Meredith
Gender: bouncing baby boy!
Maternity Clothes: I found my gaucho pants – hip hip hooray! And then I wore them with Uggs – hip hip hooray! Over the phone today, mi papa reminded me that pregnant women can wear whatever they want. Thanks Dad!
Food Cravings: Let’s not talk about the fact that I just found out that a local donut shop sells Maryann’s ice-cream (a Santa Cruz favorite), and therefore has the capabilities of making macapuno or baby coconut milkshakes. I’m done. Put a fork in me now.
Currently reading: The Science of Parenting; Just Generosity (class) – I’m focusing on these two before I get back to the rest of the list.
Most interesting fact: Many have heard that pregnant women have fuller, thicker, more luxurious locks, but did you know that said hair isn’t because you’re actually growing more hair (or using Bumble & Bumble), but because you’re losing less hair? So interesting!
Feeling: chunky and funny. This week I got my best and worst compliments. Best: “Cara, you know, you’ve gotten so much funnier since getting pregnant.” Thankyouverymuch. Worst: (from a high school junior, so I tend to play the “I don’t care what a 16 year old thinks of me” card) :: “Girrrrrrrl, you’re looking chunkier than the last time I saw you!” I quickly told her to never ever ever use a variation of the word “chunky” when talking to a pregnant lady, and instead instructed her to always use words like “beautiful” and “glowing” and that “skinny” doesn’t hurt either.
Anticipating: Being here EVERY weekend in March – stoked. Stoked.
What’s the best and worst thing you’ve heard this week? xoxo, c.0