Four months pregnant! This week several people have commented on how much you're starting to "pop" and show, and its so much fun to be obviously pregnant now instead of that awkward stage. This past weekend, I thought I felt a little flicker in my belly, but when I stopped moving to concentrate, it went away and I haven't felt anything since. Daddy says its all in my head! I know I've been saying this for a while, but I can't wait til I can feel you in there! It should be happening anytime soon. Go ahead, little one, your mommy wants to know you're in there so kick away!
Health-wise I feel like I'm on a very slow incline. I can feel things loosening up, but there's still a lot to get out. My sinuses are still pretty junky, but again, slowly getting back on track. Then, poor Daddy started coming down with something Sunday, but of course things never hit him as hard as they do me. But you know its a rough winter when this is the second time he hasn't felt very well.
Despite feeling crumby, your Daddy's been working super hard on all of his projects for you. He had to disassemble your crib so he could get it out of your room so he can redo the floors in there. He also got a very old rocking chair from someone in Papa's family and has restored it for your room. Of course when he got it I thought he was crazy because it looked like it would crumble to pieces, but now that its all fixed (and has lots of squishy padding), we both take turns sitting in it in the living room! I'll put up a picture next week because the fabric will give away your gender. Speaking of.... people are dying to know what you are!! We're telling the rest of Daddy's family on Sunday at Great-grandma Danner's 100th birthday party, and then we'll tell everyone else. Yesterday I found out what Aunt Katrina is having, and I am super excited! It's going to be so fun watching you grow up with your cousins!
Developmentally, this week you're the size of an avocado and you'll be going through a growth spurt over the next couple weeks. You'll grow a couple inches and double your weight.... no wonder it looks like I'm showing much more. Your eyes and ears are close to their final position, the patterning on your scalp has begun -we can't see hair yet, but your hair, eyelashes and eyebrows are growing, and you've started growing toenails. Your heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day and the amount will continue to rise. And you can hear my voice! Better start reading to you! :-)
Thursday (3/6/14)-- I finally got my Tobi in the mail today! I'll be starting it this evening and cannot wait to finally start feeling like myself again!
**Voting on Baby's gender will close on Saturday evening! Get in your guess by then before we spill the beans!!**