Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pregnancy so far...

I've been so blessed to have a pretty normal pregnancy so far.  I felt very sick for the first few weeks, but now that has passed and I feel great!  Here are some things that are going on now...

- I wish I could say that I have a cute baby belly....but really it feels more like a beer belly than anything else.  It's not big enough to look like a baby bump....more like I ate too much for dinner or something...but it is growing!

- I have started to feel the baby move!  At first it was hard to distinguish, but now I can feel it more and more when I lay down to go to sleep and when I wake up in the morning.  It is the strangest feeling, but so cool too.

- Cravings:  sour candy, limes, lemons.  This is really funny to me because I used to LOVE sour things when I was a kid, but kind of grew out of it.  Now I can't get enough of them.

- Aversions:  avocado (so sad!), eggs...that's about it.

- My nephew (4-years-old) looked at me one night and said, "Cafrin, how did the baby get in your belly?"  Then he looked a little scared and he whispered, "Did you eat it?"  I died.

- I can tell I've been a little more emotional and moody lately.  Although, Curt probably bears the brunt of that (poor guy!).  I'm typically not a very emotional person, so this part can be draining.

- Now that I have more energy, I've been trying to keep up with running.  It is hard to get started, but after I go I feel a lot better.

- We were able to get a two-bedroom apartment on campus, so our baby doesn't have to sleep in the closet. Yay!  We move next week and I'm looking forward to decorating the nursery.

- We find out if we are having a boy or a girl on Monday!  We can't wait.  A lot of people have given us their opinions on whether or not we should find out, but we've decided it's what we want to do.  I feel like it will make it all that much more real and also help us narrow down some names.  Any early guesses as to what it will be???

Here's a couple teeny tiny beer belly pics...

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