I've kind of 'popped' over the past week - and by wearing maternity shirts, it's hopefully obvious that I'm pregnant and not just fat! Now that it's becoming more and more 'real' - I want to capture some of the neat things about being pregnant.
- Dreams. It's almost fun to go to bed to see what the nights dreams have in store for me! I'm not the kind of person that usually remembers dreams... but now? I have these awesome, full night, epic dreams. And some, let's just say they are REALLY worth going to bed for.
- Body image. It's so fun to get loads of comments on everyone that my belly is 'cute'. I'm not totally hung up on my size - but I'm certainly not thin. It's neat to have this totally different view of my body.
- Cravings. I finally had my first official MUST HAVE craving last night. I needed to have breakfast for dinner. But there was no place close to get that (I guess we could have cooked it ourselves) so Aaron and drove 20 miles to an IHOP. I had an omelet and Pigs In a Blanket. Yumyumyumyum.
- New Clothes. I haven't changed sizes in a while, so I rarely buy new clothes. It's really fun! Except all of the plus size shirts are crazy low cut v-necks.... so I feel a bit exposed. Aaron thinks it's awesome.
On the flip side, there are the little fears that poke in. I still don't feel movement (or maybe I do? I'm just not sure). I concentrate and focus my thoughts down there.... hoping to WILL myself to feel SOMETHING, and I don't. I thought maybe I felt a kick the other day.... but then I didn't feel anything again. Without having a constant reminder that there is a little person is in there, I sometimes get worried. But that passes pretty quickly. I'm really looking forward to the ultrasound on Monday - I haven't seen the little one since 12 weeks. It is going to be crazy different!
I'm off to the cabin for the long weekend, so the next update you get from me will be from the ultrasound! Have a great long weekend, everyone!