Thank you all for the sweet comments you left on my last post and on Twitter. I feel so blessed to have such a great community of blog friends to share our good news with!
The cards you saw in the picture of my last post were what we used to let my family know about the baby. They each say something different: green eyed or brown eyed, fair skin or olive skin, football player or cheerleader, April 2011 or May 2011. I put them in plain envelopes and we passed them out to my mom, dad, brother and SIL. They were a little confused when they opened and read their own cards, but got it quickly after putting them together.
I'm going to do a weekly recap - please feel free to skip them if you don't want to read them. I just really want to document this journey. I am borrowing fellow soon-to-be-mama Megan's format of recapping the prior week. So, without further ado...
How Far Along: 17 weeks today, but I'm recapping week 16
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 3lbs at my appointment last week
Maternity Clothes: I bought a few maternity pants that I'm mixing into my wardrobe; otherwise, wearing my normal clothes with a Bella Band.
Gender: TBD on December 21st!
Movement: I haven't felt anything yet, but my trusty iPhone app tells me it will happen soon.
Sleep: Excellent, except for waking up 1-2 times to use the bathroom now.
What I miss: Beer (no joke!) and Wildflower Bread Company's Honey-Cured Ham & Swiss sandwich.
Cravings: The spiciest of foods, above and beyond my usual penchant for spice. Thanksgiving weekend I was dipping everything in straight habanero sauce.
Symptoms: None (knock on wood)...I feel really great.
Best Moment this week: Not much has happened this week, so I'll borrow from last week: we heard baby's strong heartbeat - 155 bpm.
One last thing: while I am so grateful that this is happening to us, I am very aware of others who are struggling. I guess I just wanted to acknowledge that - and to say that my thoughts and prayers have been and continue to be with you.