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Sunday, 4 March 2012

20+ Weeks

How far along? 20w 4d.
Baby Size? About 7 inches and 11 ounces.
Stretch marks?Not yet but I had a nightmare about them last night-probably because my tummy is so itchy!
Sleep: I actually had a few good nights this week! Praise God! Hallelujah! Yeehaw!!!
Best moment this week: Seeing our little Esme on the scan and finding out she's doing great! We also loved all the feedback we got from you last week. We are so blessed to have amazing family and friends like you! Thank you for those of you that provided us with important life lessons. Feel free to pass more along in the next few months as they come to you. We also added another lesson to the teaching jar this week from H. Jackson Brown Jr. "Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
Miss Anything? Most women love what pregnancy does for their hair and nails, Unfortunately, I am not one of those women. My hair and nails are sooo brittle. I also miss normal hormones in which the state of my hair and nails DOES NOT cause tears. Oi. I also miss watching television shows without cringing or freaking out. Example: David and I were going to watch Criminal Minds the other night and it was about a stolen baby. I freaked out and repeatedly yelled at him to turn it off, turn it off, oh my gosh turn it off. And finally, I miss getting up the stairs without a running headstart.
Movement: She's very active about one in the morning and when I'm hungry.
Food cravings: Chocolate, coffee, anything salty (especially dill relish), hamburgers, marshmallows and fluff (the last two I have not given into...yet)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still poultry and also vinegar.
Gender Prediction: No more prediction needed! It's an Esme and we are incredibly excited!!!
Labor Signs: No. 
Symptoms: See the Miss Anything question. Also, I'm still having RLP but not as bad as last week. 
Belly Button in or out? Innie.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on, for now but when we are in Virginia I will have my engagement ring re-sized to fit my sausage fingers. 

Happy or Moody most of the time: Oh, so happy!! Shopping for adorable baby girl clothes, accessories and decorations help with a good mood too. Even David's getting "into" it. Here are a few of our favorite purchases this week. 

(I've ordered about 8 other cute flowery headbands as well. If she comes out anything like I did, she will need to look as girly as possible so nobody asks how old my little boy is.)

Looking forward to: Purchasing Esme's crib this week. I think I found the perfect iron crib that can be passed down through the generations. The picture below is the crib but we will get it in white. You can see the white on the
Juvenile Heirlooms website. I didn't post the picture here because the linen they display it with makes it look funny.
 A few extra pictures for you...

1 comment:

  1. The crib is beautiful. I love it.
    Happy you have had some better sleep.
    It is FUN to shop for baby girls !