Today, I’m 15 weeks pregnant and approximately 1,348 weeks old. What does the mean? The baby’s 13 weeks old and I’m still in my fourth month and I’m 29. It has hair, fingernails and is starting to look less like a martian (that doesn’t come from my side of the family…) and more like a person.
Q. Can you feel the baby yet?
A. No. But I can for the first time ever, feel heartburn. Every night.
Q. Any weird changes this week?
A. I’m uber smell-oriented to begin with. (I smell everything before I eat it and smells are memories for me. I can remember my Mom’s perfume when I was in second grade, the smell of our neighbor’s house, the chlorine of my Grandma’s pool (it was somehow different) and the distinct smell of my baby sister after she got out of the bath as a toddler.) That said, when people hug me and their perfume STAYS with me I find it somewhat repelling. This is new for me – as I normally love to smell new perfumes/colognes. Not no ‘mo.
Q. Do you look pregnant yet?
A. I feel as if my belly is starting to um…become…”round”. I literally walked past a mirror on Saturday and saw my profile and audibly gasped. It may not look like much to you, but trust me – it’s different. Seriously, if you saw me sans clothes – you’d notice a difference. (Just email me, I’ll send you those pictures… heh, heh. Kidding.) There I am below a few days ago: 14 weeks and about 4 days pregnant without breakfast or any food recently eaten.
Q. Are you wearing maternity clothes?
A. No. My pants are starting to get a bit tighter but I’m preferring just to deny it. I also deny my real height and weight on my Ohio driver’s license.
Q. Do you plan on wearing maternity clothes?
A. I’m trying to avoid it at all costs. But I bought these maternity jeans (below) on gap.com last week and I think they look cute. I hope they fit.Q. Since you can’t drink wine without feeling gigantic pangs of guilt, what’s your drink of choice?
A. Sparkling water con limon. Yum. I’m craving this stuff. (And yes, in a wine glass. I feel that many beverages are just better when served in stemware. This phenomenon can be likened to how when you get new tennis shoes, you can immediately jump higher and run faster.)
Q. Are you craving anything and who has the best brother in the world?
A. Yes I am and I do. He was grocery shopping and bought me a total of 24 single pop tarts (cherry, blueberry and strawberry) and two bars of extra sharp cheddar cheese. (These items are hard to come by here.) THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.*
*Note: Yes, I have read the nutrition facts on pop tarts and you’re right, I shouldn’t eat them. It’s just that, I had a dream a few nights ago and the baby was requesting quite forcibly that I eat more of them. It’s the least I can do.
We have an ultrasound today. I can’t wait to see the little orange, again. The last time we saw it (4 weeks ago) it was moving around like crazy, we counted the fingers and the toes and I am not kidding: IT WAVED. I’m pleased we have a friendly child.
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Note: Pop tarts are seriously the perfect dessert item. A lone pop tart is all you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. Try it.