I got my email from BabyCenter alerting me that I am 21 weeks pregnant-over halfway! I am willing this pregnancy to go sloooow. I love being pregnant and this is the last time, so I hope she stays in there the whole 40 weeks. Trek did, so I am hoping she will too.
Due Date: June 13th (but she always measures small, so I think its off by one week and will be later)
Cravings-I have cravings even when I am not pregnant, so its really no different than normal, except the chances of Jarrett getting out and fetching the craving of the day goes up. The main things are mangoes, cheese, Coffee Frappuccinos with caramel and whip cream on top, ice water, and Homemade Vanilla Blue Bell icecream.
Yesterday heaven smiled down on me when I found a Honduran restaurant on the island! I stopped in and ordered my favorite dish from our time in Honduras-it was the answer to a pregnancy craving that I didn’t know I had, but is now in full force. Dang-I want it now. (Fried plaintains with beans and a special cheese they had in Central America).
Things that Gross me out:
Any restaurant on the island that I ate at in the first trimester, the morning sickness ruined them all. So we have been eating a home almost every meal.
Looking forward to:
Being the mama of a girl and all the fun things that I am finding out comes along with it. And excited about the things I will find out about later.
I can’t wait to see the boys and Jarrett around a baby again-I LOVED watching all 3 of them with Trek.
and girly stuff…
This happened last week! I cleared out the head band/bow making section at the craft store. It was all on sale (all the cute flowers were under $2, most for 99 cents!!), so I totally went overboard. Jarrett got home and asked if I was making them for 500 babies or just ours-ha! It seriously never occurred to me that this was too much, even though I do have plans to use the extras to add to the dresses I am sewing her. My college room-mate is coming over tomorrow to help me make them- I can’t wait to see how they come out!
Just my blood pressure to stay down, so I can have a normal birth. And I started having braxton hick contractions around 15 weeks, which worried me, but the doctor said it was ok:)
What I am wearing:
My sister’s maternity tank tops (they are not my size, so they won’t fit me much longer, she it smaller than me) underneath my gray cardigan (gray matches everything-don’t tell me any different). For pants I have a black pair of leggings that I wear with my sister’s tiny tank tops (black matches everything), or tights with my skirts. I am being cheap and stubborn about maternity clothes this baby because its cold outside and I hate winter clothes-they make me claustrophobic. Maternity winter clothes-just shoot me now.
I already ordered my favorite blue jean shorts in a bigger size from American Eagle and I will buy some flowy tank tops from the surf shop when it warms up in the next month. And hopefully the last couple of months I am pregnant I can just be in my swimsuit at the beach.
My favorite pregnancy night gown that I have now worn with all 4 babies! Conner took this photo and was so proud, so even though its blurry, I am going with it.
Same nightgown 6 years ago after Conner was born.
Feelings about Trek and this new little one:
The past couple weeks have been very peaceful. I have actually felt Trek a lot, and in new ways. I am sad this little girl will not know him like the boys and Jarrett and I do, but I also have a great feeling she will bond to him in her own way.
Peyton and Conner on the new baby:
Conner- “I am excited to see her, about kissing her, and to carry her with a baby carrier, and feeding her with a bottle”
Peyton-”I bet she is really pretty and will grow up just like you mama”
(note to self: keep Peyton forever, and get a breast pump so I can make Conner’s dreams come true)
We have no idea! We are trying soo hard, but nothing has fit yet.
Physically I am:
feeling great! No heartburn this time (yeah!), and the morning sickness is long gone. I have some swelling in my feet some days, but other than that, my only beef is with the weather. I cannot wait for it to be warm again.
and because I cannot miss a chance to include Trek in anything, here I am pregnant with him exactly 3 years ago