What the beaner has been up to:
SO here's what the bump says about our little beaner at week 11
Yep, we have a perfect homemade lime growing in there! And once again, though I may be a little biased, Aunt Julie, I would have to say that our little lime is sweeter and more lovely than the beautiful limes you grew on your tree last summer. sorry, next week you can take the award back he he!
So couple things about what our little lime is up to in there that I thought was pretty cool:
The favorite past time and game right now for our little lime is exploring the face with his/her little hands, oh and our little lime can now smell... hmmm makes me a little curious as to what the womb smells like... I'd like to think it smells warm and homey.. maybe like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies? Mmmmm cookies... ok maybe it's just one of my cravings, but I still would like to think our little lime is in a nice smelling place.
What the Mommy has been up to:
Last night Jeff and I took a tour of the birthing center at the hospital that we have been going to. Holy crap was that an eye opener..First of all, there were four other couples there and if you have seen that Sesame Street episode where they sing "one of these things just doesn't belong here".. well that was us, we were the only ones who weren't ready to just check in or stay at the clinic, my little 11 week bump was sad compared to all these huge baby bellys. That part made me excited and sad all at the same time. I soooo want for people to be able to see that I'm pregnant! This in between "just looking chubby" stage seriously sucks. The funny thing was I found myself pushing my own little tummy out when I was around those other big bellys he he! I know it will all come soon enough.. but after waiting for as long as we have to get here I just want that belly now. Ok, besides the monster bellys that were everywhere, there was the tour of the birthing rooms, the discussion about bouncing on balls and spa bathtubs that they have in the rooms to help with pain and positioning during the birthing process. Wow! After steadying myself and doing everything in my power to refrain from losing my crackers from fear, it became very apparent to me that I have no idea how this process works and I'm scared to death!!! I have yet to watch any videos or anything about this process and I realize that my only knowledge comes from the screaming women I have seen on tv or in the movies. Am I ready for this?? Yikes!! The idea of labor scares the pants off of me!! I guess the hubby and I are going to need to attend some of the education classes they offer. (gulp)
The hospital is only a year old and really state of the art and beautiful... the rooms were really nice and I love that their philosophy is that they don't take the baby and mommy away from each other, the baby stays in the room the whole time after delivery (unless mom requests the baby be taken to the nursery for a while).
Let's see what else have we been up to? Oh yeah, we decided that we didn't have enough stress right now so we've decided that we are going to move and build a new house, all hopefully before the baby is born in October! I know.. Crazy.. yeah, a little bit (or maybe a ton), but we really want to move closer to my family (lord knows I'm going to need help after the baby comes) and feel our house isn't set up for a newborn (especially knowing the neurotic ocd newbe parents we are going to be). So, we have been packing and getting ready to put our house on the market. Scary, but pretty exciting at the same time. And it gives me something else to obsess about instead of worrying that something is not right with our little beaner.
Physically I'm feeling a little better, the nausea fairy pretty much only attacks in the evening now, and I have started to get some appetite back, in fact my cravings, unlike most women I have heard from, is mainly meat (and ice cream, though not together)!! I have been eating a ton of grilled chicken (yummmmy) and any kind of meat just makes my tummy growl. Is that weird?? I think it may also have to do with my spring fever and wanting to be able to grill !! Our deck is still covered in snow and I don't see our grill coming out of the garage for at least a week or two still. Thank god for the Foreman grill :o)
I don't have another ultrasound until April 18th (my birthday)! I wish we could get in sooner, but the clinic says once a month is all they will do if there are no problems with the pregnancy. Last week I was in a car accident and I should have gone in to make sure everything was ok, but the clinic said that since it was low impact and I wasn't hurt, that unless there is bleeding, cramping, or a fluid leaking, there is no reason to suspect that anything was wrong since the baby is really cushioned still in there at this stage. Sigh. I still would like an ultrasound just to reassure myself that all is ok. Dr. C told us that if we ever were worried and wanted one in between our regular ultrasounds to give their clinic a call and come on in.. I may have to do that just to put my mind at ease. April 18th is a long time away still.
I know I haven't taken any pictures of the belly lately.. but I suppose at week 12 I will get the camera out again. I just don't feel like the belly is growing.. so I have been a little camera shy.
Well that's all for now.. just a couple days away from making it to week 12!
Does that mean we will be in our 2nd tri? or isn't that until the beginning of week 13? Anyone know for sure (I've heard both).