strap your boots on- this is quite an update.
Well, I'm *almost half way there! 19 weeks, woo hoo!
here are the updates:
-this baby loves carne asada tacos (as all my instagram friends well know), captain crunch cereal, peaches, top ramen and bbq. this momma is definitely not complaining- especially since the first 4 months baby didn't seem to like ANY food.
-i'm starting to get so big! i know it's just my perspective but i feel like everyday i look in the mirror and shout "look steve (or whomever i happen to be with at the time), i'm HUGE!!" i'm not to the uncomfortable stage yet so i'm really enjoying this growing bump! people are finally getting up the courage to ask if i'm pregnant, which is so fun. i love it! and i'm so not a stickler about personal space so i've loved having people come up and want to rub my belly. i think it's magical!
-the only thing that is starting to get uncomfortable for me is sleep! between having to pee every 30 minutes and not being able to sleep on my belly anymore--the bed is just not the refuge it once was! hopefully this is just training for our little nugget's nighttime feedings.
-i really only get nauseous and/or throw up at night now which has been UH-mazing. thank you baby! and i only actually throw up 2-3 times a week. Hallelujah. this is probably a combination and being clear of the first trimester, not being on my feet/teaching all day, breathing in mountain air and getting all the sleep i need--but whatever it really is, i'm just grateful! i feel like i can finally fully enjoy this pregnancy- and life in general. it's awesome!
-i'm starting to feel the baby move a ton now! you still can't feel movement from the outside (sometimes i convince myself that you can, but you can't) and though i can't wait for the day when steve can feel a little jab from the babe, it's kind of fun keeping it all to myself for now. it's like a secret language between me and our little person, i love it. i can almost always feel what side of my stomach the little peanut is on and the somersaults that are going on down there are getting crrazay!
-we had our 20 week ultrasound yesterday--a week early since next week we'll be on vacation with my family. it was one of the sweetest experiences of my life to date. i didn't know what to expect- as far as my emotions go- but as soon as that little babe came up on the screen my eyes turned into faucets. peanut has the sweetest little upturned nose and kept grabbing it during the ultrasound. and shhh we did find out the gender-- a reveal coming soon to a blog near you. i feel more connected to our beautiful healthy baby than ever. steve and i have been having a ball coming up with names and not referring to our cute little embryo as "it" anymore.
*for anyone who wants to stalk my carne asada taco-filled instagram updates my username is: jessicaholly