We spent Christmas with Andrew’s family in North Carolina, and really enjoyed our time with them. I was worried about how Bonnie would do being in a new place and around people that she doesn’t see all that often, but I was worried for nothing… Story of my life! She warmed up to her Nana and Papa so quickly, and enjoyed her aunts and uncles too. She slept well, played well, ate well. She had a great time, and handled all the activity and stimulation so much better than I thought she would.
The day after Christmas we headed to Nashville for a few days to work on our checklist for the practice we bought in October. There is so much to be done between now and Andrew’s graduation. I have to pinch myself every time we walk in the doors of his space. The past four years have been so hard in so many ways. It’s difficult to believe we are finally in the home stretch. Andrew’s last quarter of classes is going to be a doozy though, and we covet your prayers. We headed back to Atlanta Wednesday to gear up for the new quarter. And seriously, prayers are so appreciated! There are still a lot of hurdles to scale between now and graduation day.
How far along? 16 weeks
Total weight gain? I will know for sure after next week’s appointment, but definitely a few pounds, at least.
Maternity clothes? No, not yet.
Stretch marks? No.
Sleep: So much better recently!
Best moment this week: Watching Bonnie spend time with Andrew’s side of the family. She seemed to truly enjoy them, and had such a wonderful Christmas.
Miss anything? I miss feeling well. I’ve felt pretty crappy most of this pregnancy so far. Not miserable, but so tired!
Movement: Not yet.
Food cravings: Nothing. I feel gross after every meal. But I do have an appetite. It’s just that every time I eat, I regret it. But I feel badly if I don’t eat too.
Anything making you feel queasy or sick: There isn’t any one thing that is making me feel sick or queasy, but I do feel a bit queasy and sick overall.
Showing? A little, but not enough that a stranger would guess I was pregnant. Andrew insists I’m still not showing at all.
Labor signs: No way.
Symptoms: My face is breaking out badly. Bloated, constipated…
Belly button in or out? In.
Wedding ring on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Very happy!
Looking forward to: Our next appointment, and getting to hear our girl’s heart beat again.
What’s Going on with Baby:
- She is about 4.6 inches and 3.5 ounces. She’s growing so quickly!
- Pronounced heartbeat. And her heart is pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day.
- Auditory system now functioning.
- Hair, lashes, and eyebrows start to grow.
- She can make facial expressions!
I’ve done almost no exercising lately, and lots of eating! Andrew’s mom and grandmother are both good cooks, so I’ve eaten more and differently than I do at home… and LOTS of sweets! It will be nice to get back into Bonnie’s and my walking routine.
Remember that time I got rid of all Bonnie’s baby things and then found out less than a month later that I was pregnant? Well, once we found out we were having a girl I regretted getting rid of all her things. The clothing even would have been seasonally appropriate since both girls will be June babies! A patient of my dad’s has a five month old little girl and brought two big loads of baby things to the office for me! A total blessing. Clothing, two swings, pack n’ play, bouncer…
I painted the changing table we already have to match the new baby’s room, and am so pleased with the way it turned out. I used Modern Mint, by Behr, and put new knobs on the drawers. Next up is the bookshelf that is currently in Andrew’s “office.” It’s getting painted white. And I’m toying with the idea of painting the rocker, using this tutorial. I’d much rather find a neutral-colored slipcover, but have struck out so far. If anyone has any suggestions that DON’T include painting, I’ll gladly take them! Here’s a picture of the chair as it is now:
If you’ve had any luck with slipcovers on a chair this size and/or style, please share where you got the cover! I’ll even take non-slipcover ideas. I’m hoping maybe some of you are a bit more creative than I, and can give me a good idea or two.