I thought it would be fun to measure myself shortly after discovering I was pregnant. So I did, and my measurements came in at 32-25-36. Now as I approach 19 weeks I'm measuring in at 35-35-39. Maybe that's why I've heard that the womans body takes on the form of a tree trunk before appearing obviously pregnant.
Things I heard last week.
"Your belly is sticking out further than your boobs...that's how I knew I was big"
"I thought your belly was supposed to be growing...but I did know you were supposed to get wider"
"Um, I think you've been eating too many potato chips"
Just because I buy a pound of strawberries does not mean that I have to eat a pound of strawberries. I think I have eaten more fruit in the last few months than I previously had in my entire life. Do you think the ultrasound will reveal that what is growing inside of me is really a ball of fruit?
NOTE TO SELF - 2
Even after eating a pound of strawberries...there is still room for ice cream. Hence the saying "There is always room for ice cream" proves to be true.
Chris and Nancy came over to help Matt with "OPERATION CHIMNEY REMOVAL". I hid in the bedroom and slept. I feel like such a bum! Usually I'm outside hauling bricks and concrete with the big boys. Not this year! Who knew that a baby the size of a kumkuat (10 week size of the fetus according to babycenter.com), whatever a kumkuat is, could suck so much life and energy out of a person?
Another busy day. Katelyn made her First Communion at 9:30 a.m. In celebration Dad took us all to the Brighton House afterwards for brunch. Katelyn looked like a princess in her white gown. Once we were done eating Katelyn opened her gifts and it was off to Matt's parents house to celebrate Papa Dean's 70th Birthday! Of course in the middle of all of it I found a nice room hidden away in the basement for a 3 hour nap.
Matt and I go to see the doctor for our first pre-natal appointment complete with an ultrasound. Yeah!!! Proof that the baby really exists. After January's mishap (chemical pregnancy, early miscarriage or whatever you want to call it), we are trying not to acknowledge this pregnancy until we see a heartbeat. However; the sore breasts, constant hunger, waves of nausea, and daily exhaustion, topped by a belly that refuses to be flat and firm regardless of how many crunches and sit-ups I do - it is becoming very difficult to ignore the inevitable and pretend that it does not exist.
Did I also mention that April 24th is our 2 year wedding anniversary? Now that yummy fruity cocktails are not an option...what more could a girl ask for?
After what felt like the longest whitest winter in my adult life, I think spring may actually be here! After stuffing 26 lawn bags full of leaves (and when I say stuffing - picture Matt inside each bag jumping up and down)
we found life.
So it doesn't look like much now, but it will be. We found the first signs of our bleeding hearts and peonys. Also, to our surprise and amazement, several plants look as if they stayed alive underneath the leaves.