17 weeks and one day today! Tiny is about the size of my hand, and my pants are officially unbuttoned all the way. Mike is on a crusade to convince me to buy new pants. Usually this would be a dream come true…and although I know gaining weight is good for Tiny, I’m just not ready to pack away the skinny jeans. Maybe next month.
Second trimester has been everything I hoped for. I no longer sleep 14+ hours per day and morning sickness is non-existent. I have, however, picked up some other wonderful side effects. The best so far is extreme clumsiness. I did not know it was possible to drop your keys or knock over an entire table’s contents so many times in one day. I run into walls and fall over while doing nothing more than just standing there. It is truly comical, and I would trade first trimester for second ANY day of the week! But, the best part of second trimester is quickening. Last week, I started to feel butterflies in my stomach, and yes, that is Tiny moving around! I don’t feel it everyday, but most mornings I lay in bed begging him (or her) to do it again. It is so cool, and it makes me smile every time :) Mike hasn’t been able to feel it from the outside yet, but I’m sure as the next few weeks progress, he will be able to.
As a tease, Mike and I have picked out names for our little one, but you won’t find out until we know the gender! That day is fast approaching, and as long as Tiny isn’t feeling particularly modest, we should find out on March 15th. As a reward for your patience, here is a baby belly picture for you! We took this today, so I am approx. 17 weeks here:
(Excuse the squirrel face; Mike caught me mid lip-licking…)
Finally, in an effort to get ready for Tiny, we have started researching various baby products. You have probably seen all of my questions posted online. Being pregnant in a Facebook age is priceless. Thank you for all of your advice! Keep it coming, and I will keep the updates coming. We have our next OB appointment tomorrow, then one short month until I prove that I am right and he is a boy, or Mike gets to say “I told you so” and she is a girl. We can’t wait!
Much love xo
I can only SMILE REALLY REALLY BIG right now! You are so sweet and such a wonderful writer and boy do you look Goywrgous!!!!