What's the due date? Sept 18, 2011!
How have I been feeling? it changes daily! Some days I feel a little nauseous (although I haven't thrown up at all), some days I feel dizzy, other days I have random food aversions and water tastes metallic, and still others I'm mostly fine. Overall I've been pretty exhausted, but I think I've had it good compared to my super pukey pregnant friends!
Any cravings? FRUIT. Cold, fresh fruit. And yogurt, cottage cheese, and smoothies. COLD AND REFRESHING (even though it's been -25 to -45 here). I'm also very suggestible. If someone mentions (on the phone) that they're eating something, I MUST have it (for example, yogurt with granola, grilled cheese sandwiches or popsicles).
Have we heard the heartbeat yet? YES!! AMAZING!! We even had an early ultrasound in order to confirm dates... also amazing!
How many babies are in there anyway? Just one! I'd LOVE to have twins one day, and as I'm a female fraternal twin myself (the highest genetic link!), it's actually quite likely that I could birth twins... someday!
Endearing name for fetus: Hazelnut. Why? Because I was pregnant (although didn't know it) when I polished off an entire tub of Nutella in a 24-hour period. If the baby comes out looking African-American, it's purely a result of the chocolate spread... honest. Lowell IS the father!!
Will we find out the sex? UP FOR DEBATE! Lowell wants to; I'm not so sure. I've pictured myself as a mom for as long as I can remember, and I've always presumed that the gender would remain a surprise. But... I'm open to discussion.
Am I showing? Not yet (at least not that YOU can see). But I definitely feel those muscles loosening up as it's harder for me to hold my tummy in (although whether that be a result of excess food/limited exercise in Vancouver or baby is somewhat of a question mark).
Will I be posting baby bump pictures? YES!! I LOVE it when women post baby bump pictures, so I feel it is my duty to give back to the baby bump picture community. Unless I gain 400 lbs in the next two weeks, you can count on baby bump pictures from me... likely in excess.
Little Hazelnut's size: I'm 12 weeks along which makes the fetus the size of a small lime. We've been comparing Hazelnut's size to fruits and veggies. Have a look-see...