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Monday, June 15, 2009

The 5 Month Picture

Well, I am learning that, with a growing belly out in front of me, it's even more important to straighten those sholders when a picture is being taken! Otherwise, I end up looking a bit slouchy and lumpy. But, oh well! :) As my hubby says, "Wear it with pride!"

Don't mind those weeds in the background- you see, during my two weeks of "couch-rest" it became quite cool and rainy- the flowers and plants like it, and so do the weeds. My plan was to finish the weeding today, but guess what- it's raining. :P

So far everything's going great. We've ended up with about five more ultrasounds than we'd originally intended, but on the plus side the last one gave us a sweet picture of the baby's face. :) I'm still working on Pete to get them scanned into the computer to share with everyone.
(The printer/copier/scanner and I have a long running animosity towards one another. It would be best if I'm not even in the room when said scanning occurs.)

As far as "pregnancy stuff" goes, I haven't really had any "cravings" per say. I still can't stand the taste of ground turkey, which was my main staple of protein before pregnancy, so that can cause the need for a little creativity once in awhile. I've been eating a little more beef, but I can still tell that it's much harder on my system to digest. Makes me reeeeeaaaalllllllly sleepy. On the plus side though, I may have discovered a difference in how organic vs. non-organic beef affects me- yesterday we had organic beef burgers at a friend's house, and I was kind of tired that afternoon, but no stomach cramping or any of the other yucky symptoms I usually get when eating beef. They were yummy, too!
(And, the tiredness could very well have been attributed to the nice long walk we all went on before gospel meeting- I need to get back to some semblance of an exercise routine again!)

I will admit, when it comes to the food thing, I get hankerings every now and then for decidedly unhealthy food. For example, I've come to have quite a fondness for Casey's pizza (one of the gas station chains in our parts). I can't explain it- these things just happen. And also, yesterday the burgers reminded me of my favorite little burger joint in Ames, B-Bop's! Terribly greasy and fattening, completely unhealthy, and yet the best burgers and fries in Iowa! Next time I visit that neck of the woods I'm headed there. Just once. Because I miss it so. ;)

Other than all that, this pregnancy is going extremely well. Even though we've had so many misscariages in the past I'm, very thankfully, not classified as a "high risk" pregnancy. It's so nice, after all that we've been through in the last 4 years, to just be able to sit back and enjoy the ride so-to-speak. I'm learing to deal with the fact that pregnancy isn't exactly as I expected it to be (ha- my body now has a mind of its own- completely and totally and there's nothing I can do about it!), but that's okay. Our baby girl is healthy and strong, and always a week bigger than they're expecting. :) So, we're doing just fine.


Nikki said...

Aw...your belly is so cute. Mine is just annoyingly huge already. I think you look really good pregnant!

Mmmmmm...B-Bops. We used to go there a lot in college. Wish we had one here!! Although it's probably a good thing that we don't..... :-)

So glad everything is going so well for you! Maybe we can get together to knit or something one of these days....when it's raining again and we can't work outside!

Erica said...

AHHHH... I miss casey's and b bops.

And as I tell Mom regulary they aren't weeds there are ground cover.

Erica said...

ohh.. and Dollar Tree has lion brand yarn!!!!

Anonymous said...

Come see me, in Luther, and I will
buy you Casey's Pizza & B-Bops. (You too Nikki!) The "technology-challenged" gene you inherited from me. Sorry.
Love you,