Craving: the sunshine, Coke, red grapefruit, sleep, mint anything.
Mowgli is the size of a can of soda, coincidentally. We found out on Wednesday that she is, in fact, a little girl with little girl parts and a little girl nose and a cute little butt. It was so magical to see her on the ultrasound screen and to watch her move as I felt her move inside me.
Perhaps we will start working on the nursery soon. As of right now, it is the store-all room for odds and ends that don't fit elsewhere in the house. So, perhaps we will wait until I really feel nesty.
Naturally, I immediately went shopping after we found out. This having a girl business has great potential to be expensive.
I haven't read one pregnancy book. Not What to Expect or How to be a Mom or The Simple Guide to Child Birth. I'd rather not know.
It goes back to the fact that I am not a planner. It stresses me out and makes me worry, gives me zits, and ruins a perfectly good time. So, early on in this incubating relationship, I decided that there would be no need for all of the "what ifs" and "could be's." Unless something is going wrong, don't tell me!
I do get the reminder emails from The Nest and What to Expect When You're Expecting dot com, but given that the illustration on the front of their book is from 1947, I just don't trust that a lot of the information is sound advice. We have ultrasounds now. And you don't really need to know what to expect. That is part of the experience.
So, for now, we are just winging it.
Right now, I expect to feel her move every day. And that is like a little secret joy that I get to experience all day long. No one else can feel it, which is part of why it is so amazing. I was able to feel her move at about 16 weeks and her kicks keep getting stronger and stronger. She can kick a book that is sitting on my belly and she is even kicking the laptop has I write this.
This is our 20 weeks bump.
And this is our 20 weeks picture.
So far, we still enjoy running and yoga. Lately, we love to lay in bed and read and drink tea that Matt makes for us every night.
Only 4 months to go. That seems like such a long time to wait! I can't wait to meet my little E. E. G. :)