please excuse the few-week hiatus! we just returned from a jaunt through Belgium, the Netherlands and France - pictures to come (including those weekly updates which I know you all sorely missed)!
bump watch: well folks, i think the belly has popped. the above photo was taken after i had stuffed myself at our end-of-the-year choir BBQ, so i was attributing some of it to food baby, but that bump hasn't gone anywhere yet as evidenced by my side-zip dress pants no longer quite zipping all the way up the side even if i "suck in" as much as possible. thank goodness it's warm enough for dresses!
sweet pea: is four and a half inches long and weighs in at two ounces. apparently, this equates to a large navel orange (and i suppose explains the belly!). baby is moving frequently now, although i probably won't be able to feel it for another month. milestones for this week: "practice breathing" and ears that have finally reached their final destination at the sides of the head, instead of in the neck where they started! just look at that bambino:
image credit from What to Expect When You're Expecting
best moment: last night, Kaiser slept on the floor by the side of my bed all night, instead of at the foot or in his open crate like he usually does. I like to think that he's picking up on sweetpea's presence, and his protective instincts are kicking in. it's especially sweet since he got a long overdue bath this weekend, and smells like oatmeal and baby powder.
cravings: honestly, not much at this point. i'm starting to feel full faster, and i absolutely hate feeling bloated so i do much better eating smaller frequent meals.
what i miss: sipping pink moscato while reading a book on the porch. thankfully, reading a book on the porch sans moscato still holds all of its charms, but still.
looking forward to: our anatomy scan (aka second look at sweet pea), which will be done towards the end of June! can't wait to see that precious little face again.