We are now definitely past the halfway point! Woo hoo! This is such a huge blessing as I was still terrified of losing her. You read super sad stories online, in your baby chat rooms, etc. of women losing their babies well after the 1st trimester when supposedly you're in your safe zone and my heart aches for them. But now that we are halfway there, I know for sure that this little girl will be the beautiful little girl we get to spend our lives with. I asked Sean the other day if he was freaked out or not because we are definitely having this baby in July. He wasn't :)
Now that I feel her every day, I just have one word that can express my feelings. JOYFUL. I am constantly happy, joyful, and full of praise and excitement. I love feeling her move around and reacting to things that I eat. Sean tried a new broccoli recipe this week, and if you know me at all, you know that broccoli is the one thing that is absolutely disgusting to me. But I ate it for her and his new recipe was actually enjoyable. And she just danced around! It's the most amazing feeling and I am now getting to the point where she sometimes will kick me and it'll make me flinch. It's not hard enough to make a movement (although I've seen my belly definitely move), but it's enough to feel like a totally alien feeling and jolt me in some way.
So How far along: Baby Girl (also will continue to call her Mini since I'm really hoping she's a mini version of me, as I totally plan on wearing Mommy & Me matching outfits...) is the size of a pomegranate and she weighs a little over 12 oz!
What I'm craving: Cravings? Nothing specific. But all food is pretty good now which is so awesome! I remember a few months ago when I didn't want to eat anything, so it's exciting to eat again. I still always want pizza too...
How I'm feeling: Physically? Pretty fantastic minus the back pain. It's always in one spot on the lower right side of my spine. But the prenatal yoga definitely helps. I got the most amazing massage last week and I wish I could have them every week (or day really) as my body is definitely feeling sore with this belly. I am also sleeping in a cocoon of pillows and Sean has to help me get out of bed because I can't climb out of my little fort! The belly is definitely getting large, but I think it is so beautiful and love seeing it grow.
What I bought this week: So this weekend, I bought the shelves for her nursery, frames to put these two prints I've been saving in, some adorable baby shoes that match my rose gold Superstars, and a few other trinkets for the nursery (knobs and pulls). The Luke 1 bible verse was a gift given to me by a colleague when I was going through my miscarriage. I have loved it and secretly prayed for a little girl so I could showcase it in her room. Thank you Lovely Big Carrot for the awesome reminder and beautiful artwork!
What I'm most excited about this week: Sean painted the closet for the nursery on Monday when he was off for President's Day (lucky him). This weekend we are going to put the shelving in the closet so I can finally start organizing! Her room is a huge hodge podge right now with stuff everywhere. And it has been driving me crazy to not get to put stuff in its correct place. But it's probably a really good thing for me so I don't do everything too early. We won't get the room cleared out until mid March when we do our master bath remodel and the vanity that's been hanging out in her room will finally go into its proper place. Krystal is coming up that weekend to help Sean demo the bathroom and then finally get the nursery painted! But this weekend, I'll get to do bits and pieces which I think should satisfy me for another week. Until I can nest in the nursery, Sean will just have to deal with my online shopping for my baby fix :)