Thursday, February 28, 2013

4 Months of Poppy

Well friends, I am officially 19 weeks and some days pregnant and feeling absolutely wonderful!  Being (almost) half way through feels unreal.  We still have so much to do (like everything), but it also feels like we have quite a bit of time in front of us to get it all done.  I truly love being pregnant - I am loving watching my body changing, which is something I definitely did NOT expect at all.  My anxiety in this area is gone.  I know some pregnant women get upset when people comment on how big they are or how much they are showing, and I guess no one likes being called "big", but I honestly love it when people comment on my growing belly (again, a sentence I would have never expected to utter).  I don't mind when people put their hands on my stomach, and not even when people have asked if I was having twins (no) have I been insulted by it.  Pregnancy has been pretty awesome, all in all, and I am so completely blessed with this.

4 Month Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 19 Weeks

Size of baby: Poppy is the size of a mango, and almost a banana.  I am not sure how these fruits are calculated in size, because some seem backwards.  Poppy is 11 ounces and about the size of a can of Coke.  He/she has 4 chambers of a itty heart, 2 kidneys, a bladder, and all kinds of perfectly working little parts, according to our 18 week sonogram.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 7 pounds.  Eek.  That part is starting to get faster, but really 7 pounds and being half way done is something that I am going to check off in the positive category.
Maternity Clothes: Yep - love them.  Whoever invented these maternity work pants is a genius. I may never give them up. Sorry Aaron.
Gender: We aren't finding out Poppy's gender until birth, though I am still feeling very strongly that Poppy is a girl.  Our family members are totally split on this, but I mean, let's face it - we all have a 50/50 shot.
Movement: I still don't really feel him or her moving, but I possibly have felt one tiny flutter.  Hopefully soon!
Sleep: Still sleeping like a champ.
What I miss: No longer miss cheese, thanks to Liz for teaching me the truth about pasteurized cheeses.  Really, I don't miss anything, except an occasional margarita at Happy Hour.

Nursery Progress:  Changed my mind about the grey and white with "pops of teal" to grey and white with "pops of mint".  Aaron and his friends have broken ground on the closet renovation and we've been looking at paint samples.  As soon as the closet is complete, we can start working on painting walls and furniture.

The Dad: He is hands-down the best husband I could have ever asked for - he has been so helpful and understanding and it makes me incredibly happy to see him so excited about our baby.  He loves to hear about the baby and what is going on with us.  I am so lucky to have him!

Thanks for listening - I feel like this is all pretty typical, but I don't want to forget this time in our lives so I am glad to be writing it out. Until next time...