When I lived in Egypt, I didn't have enough time to write down all of the great and interesting stories I had. But since then, for some reason, there's been a lull in blog-worthy writing. So, as most mothers-to-be do, it's time to write about pregnancy.
Prior to me being pregnant, I never read any baby blogs and I got a little bored talking about babies for long amounts of time. So...if you're one of those people...I'm terribly sorry! I'll try to post about some other things every once in awhile too!
I'm at 17ish weeks and proud to say I haven't thrown up in 1 1/2 weeks! Success!!!
And...I've had 2 people ask me if I'm pregnant. The first was a Goodwill employee a couple of weeks ago. When she asked, I replied, "Yes...I can't believe you had the guts to ask me that!" She didn't get why I was so surprised. Then, she told me I was really small for 16 weeks.
The other person who asked me was a Goodwill participant. (Yes, Goodwill couldn't get enough of me and brought me back to job coach for the month of March. If only I okay about writing about clients on my blog, I would have an incredible list of blog-worthy stories!) He only speaks Spanish, and I understand some Spanish and speak very little. Through his actions, I was able to infer that he was asking if I'm pregnant and when I said yes, this late-20's man got giddy, started jumping around and giggling, saying "Sarita! Chiquita! Sarita! Chiquita!" Since then, every day I see him, he pulls out a magazine picture of a little girl, and in broken English tells me it's his son. You never know what pregnancy will bring out of people.
As far as cravings, I drink ridiculous amounts of milk. At least 3 big glasses a day. I never really drank milk before pregnancy, but now, I can't get enough of it! And...I invested in my first pair of maternity pants yesterday. I figure if I just wait out the rest of spring/winter, I can spend the summer in comfy skirts and dresses and avoid maternity fashion altogether.
Here are some pics of my progress so far.
15 weeks (when I "popped")
16 1/2 weeks
And my favorite...what I see when I look down.
Jonathan being goofy. I think he's finally past the point of believing that I"m not actually pushing out my stomach when I have him look at Baby's growth.