So ... the first few lines of my last post?
You could pretty much just re-read them .... not much has changed, has it?
This time, my best excuse is that this is the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!
So, my world has consisted of report cards, slide shows, kindergarten graduation preparation, field trip craziness, and all the other end-of-the-year hoopla that comes with being a teacher!
Not that I'm complaining ... I LOVE this time of year! Of course I'm always sad to see my cute lil' kinder cuties go, but it is SO rewarding and awesome to look back over the year and realize how much they have learned! Makes it all worth it ... and makes you realize you could do it all over again next year.
(Even though I WON'T be doing it again next year -- yippeee!!!)
Yep. I'm THRILLED about my extra-long break, not gonna lie. Particularly because of the REASON for the extra-long break.
Which brings me to the purpose of this post.
I'm 16 weeks pregnant already!!!
That's FOUR WHOLE MONTHS!!!
Ugh. Here we go again with the picture.
Is there anything worse than taking a picture of yourself???
I think not.
But here you go.
You're lucky I love you.
That little bump looks no different than it did two weeks ago!?
What the heck!?
Oh, well. Soon enough, I suppose.
(And yes, I'm wearing the exact same shirt - in a different color - as the last picture. I have about four of them, and I love them. I've talked about them here before ... you know? --back when I could be considered a "blogger"!?:)~
The "Shirred V-Neck Tee" from Caslon (at Nordstrom, of course!).
Anyway ... in case you're dying to know what's new with this little babe o' mine ....
Baby is approximately 4 1/2 inches long, about 4 ounces, and the size of an avocado.
(I love referring to my baby as a different fruit or vegetable each week -- so funny!:)~
He/she has taste buds and toenails now!
And finally, if I were to have an ultrasound today, we would probably be able to determine the sex of the baby! (But alas, the "big day" is July 2nd!)
I am happy to be well FINALLY. (Well, mostly, at least ... I'm still congested pretty much ALL the time, but I've decided that's just going to be a part of this pregnancy.)
Little by little, I'm finding my energy again ... and I even PAINTED something this past weekend! Woohoo!!! I might even try to BLOG about it! (Shocking, I know.)
As you can see from the photo, my bump hasn't grown much ... still wearing my regular clothes, for the most part - although I did break down and wear maternity jeans one day last week .... and it was GREAT. Aaaahhh! Such a good feeling not to have your jeans digging into your tummy! Made me wonder why I didn't do that sooner! :)~
My skin is still terrible. :( I'm just trying to ignore it and not pick at it! (which is hard for me since I'm part orangutan when it comes to picking, if you know what I mean!) (Sorry. Is that too gross...? :)~
Lucy seems to be getting a little more into the whole baby brother/sister idea. She brings it up at least a couple of times a day now. She insists the baby is a girl. (Although when I tell her it may be a boy, she seems fine with that, too.)
Yesterday, she told me ... "Mama, your tummy is getting big and fat. And pretty soon, the baby is gonna pop out your head!"
I'm just gonna let that one go ..... smile and nod moment. :-)
Thanks for checking in on us!
Hopefully, I'll be back with a little something besides a baby update SOON!
Just let me get through this last crazy week ....
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