Baby size: 1 full pound and up to 12 inches long, according to the standards. (Although according to all our ultrasounds, baby was already 12 inches long about 4 weeks ago. Oh my.) Oh, and he's growing hair on top of his head! I love that!
Total weight gain so far: 13 lbs. for the pregnancy. It feels like it's mostly in my belly, but I do feel it other places. And a coworker told me the other day she could see it in my belly and in my face. Umm, thanks. :) Haha.
Symptoms: I feel a lot of stretching pains from time to time (maybe when baby is in a growth spurt?), but otherwise, I don't really feel pregnant at all. This pregnancy has been incredibly easy, as far as pregnancies go, and I'm so thankful for that. I definitely feel exhausted by the end of each day, but I have a feeling that has more to do with the pace of our lives right now and less to do with being pregnant.
Movement: Little guy is moving like crazy these days, and we can even see him from the outside! The other day Shawn put his face down on my belly and the baby kicked him right in the cheek right away. So adorable.
Cravings: Orange juice. I could drink gallons. And sour candy. And Chickfila fries.
What I miss: Fitting into normal clothes. Not a huge fan of maternity clothes, though that's the choice right now. I'm thankful for summery dresses and maternity scrubs.
What I'm excited about: My next midwife appointment. I love going, even if this one is for the dreaded glucose test. I'm also excited to start a birthing class soon, which I'll explain more about in another post.
What I'm thankful for: A husband who does a lot around the house that requires bending over, who prays for our son, and who thinks I'm beautiful even when I'm feeling huge. Parents who get so excited to see my belly, even when they just saw it yesterday. A healthy, uneventful pregnancy so far. A very active, growing son who I'm so excited to meet. A God who adores this baby more than I ever will.