Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Let the cravings begin!

It's hard to remember (maybe I should have written this down before???) when the pregnancy cravings started with Daniel. I seem to recall that "salty" things were MUCH preferred over "sweet" things (in fact, sweet things were downright gag-worthy for while!). But things seem to have come on in full force...like...now!

Lemon flavored things are particularly appealing. I'm not sure when I figured this out, and perhaps it was serendipity, but having a frozen lemon fruit bar was delicious! Lemonade was next (it seemed more appealing than Diet Coke at McDonald's the other day). Lemonheads candy seems really good right now (even as I type this!) as does just about any other lemon candy. I was a bit disappointed that one of the teas that I tried the other day has ingredients that I shouldn't consume while pregnant (lemongrass and eucalyptus).

And in for a repeat performance...breadsticks! It's on the list of "salty" foods that are my favorite, and I don't know why it's breadsticks in particular that seem so good!

I think we're in for a LONG 9 months if these cravings are here to stay (or...34 weeks and 2 days to go!). Somehow I don't think I'll be as lucky as to not gain any weight with this pregnancy as happened with Daniel. Eeek!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Five Weeks Along!

Well, you're 5 weeks along, 35 more til your due date (or 33 more weeks inside if you decide to come out early like your brother!). It seems crazy that we've known for just a little over a week that you're on your way!

Anyway...in the spirit of keeping things entertaining, your mommy has been doing all sorts of online games and prediction quizzes and stuff. So here is one of them that was really funny!

Madame Zaritska predicts your birth experience
Madame Zaritska, using her mystical powers, has the following prediction:

The day you deliver, outside will be hazy. Your baby will arrive in the late evening. After a labor lasting approximately 4 hours, your child, a girl, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 14 pounds, 9 ounces, and will be 17 inches long. This child will have medium gray eyes and a little patch of blonde hair.


The other "game" is something on message boards that they call "TP Tuesday". Every Tuesday, you take and measure how big around your belly (or lack thereof) is. This week...10 squares of TP!

Onto other things...we are planning to get a shirt for your big brother to wear to tell everyone that you're on your way! Hooray!

Only 20 more days til first appointment, where we hopefully get our first glimpse of you!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wow...that was fast...

Welcome to the world, little baby! Or, well, right now you're a whole bunch of cells more resembling a tadpole than a human, but you'll get there soon enough!

So I guess I can tell you a little about all of us! Your big brother is Daniel...he just turned 2, and he doesn't quite get it yet, but his world is about to be turned upside down! He will be a good big brother...we've trained him well for the job...and I'm sure you'll learn all you need to know from him!

About your parents...well...your Mom is a biology nerd, and your dad is a computer nerd. So that makes us a huge family of nerds, but that doesn't mean you have to be one too.

So as the title of the post implies...wow that was fast in terms of neither I nor your dad thought you'd happen so fast! When that 'plus' sign came up, it was very surreal...fully expected it to be negative!

Anyway, here you are, and here's to more updates soon! Happy 4 weeks and 3 days!