At week 17, our little babe is ~5 inches long and weighs ~6 ounces!
The websites that I refer to for fruit/veggie ideas suggested onions and turnips for week 17… gag me. I did the grocery shopping myself this week on a mission to find a more appealing fruit or veggie. I forgot my measuring tape at home (which is vital for missions such as these), so I phoned Lowell, he looked up how long the baby was, then he measured his iphone so I could use my ipod as a measuring device. I’m sure I looked incredibly awesome holding up various produce against my ipod. I ended up with a small dragon fruit which, in my opinion, is MUCH cooler than an onion.
How am I feeling? The other day I overheard Lowell answer this on the phone: “She’s doing great. She’s into the second trimester now, so she has more energy and she’s getting fat.” Thanks Lowell… that pretty much sums it up!
Also, our little Hazelnut does NOT like it when I sneeze (or at least my body doesn’t like it). When I sneeze, my lower abdominal muscles spaz… and it hurts! The following is a scenario that has happened ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION between 1 and 4am:
Julie: A-CHOO! OUCH OUCH! OH OUCH!! (perhaps a little more dramatic than necessary).
Lowell: (startled awake) Are you okay? What’s the matter?
Julie: I sneezed and my abs are spazzing! OUCH OUCH OOOOO OUCH!! (again, perhaps a tad dramatic).
Lowell: *groan* zzzzzzzz…
I read that starting at week 16, pregnant women are supposed to cash in on some wonderful hormonal prizes: fast growing hair and nails and smooth skin. I’d like an order of the SMOOTH SKIN please. This acne is a little out of control.
In other news, Kumeu received more mail this week than we did... seriously. This was a particular gem that he received from his doggy cousin Rotax:
Kumeu extends his gratitude to friends and family for sending birthday greetings his way. Woof!
Over and out.