Oranges and Spaghetti

I haven't posted an updated picture of myself, so here you go!  This was taken on Sunday, at 15 weeks.  I am most definitely showing and I've already been asked (several times), "Are you sure you aren't having twins??"  Nice.  Just what you want to hear when you've got 5 months to go.  I've been trying to stretch my postpartum wardrobe from last summer, but it's time to start buying maternity clothes again.  It's a little crazy to think in the last 2 years, I've gone through almost 4 wardrobe changes.  The old me; the first time pregnancy me; the postpartum me; and now the second time pregnancy me.  It's been an expensive two years :)  
The baby is the size of an orange this week and is moving like crazy, because all 4 limbs now have functional joints.  He or she can sense light now and has taste buds that are developing.  Isn't that amazing??  Although I haven't been as diligent about reading the daily developments, every time I do, I marvel at God and the miracle of life!  I have been able to feel the baby move several times now, which is much earlier than Ava, but I think I know what it feels like this time, so it was easier to distinguish.  There is just nothing like those little flutters of life inside you...

For the most part, I am feeling great!  I'm sleeping like a rock lately and not having any unusual pain or discomfort.  The only thing I struggle with is energy :) By late afternoon, I am so worn out and usually so ready for a nap!  Fortunately I've been able to take one most days and that makes a big difference.  I know I still have a long way to go, but I am really enjoying this pregnancy so far and I'm just very thankful for this current season.  It overwhelms me to think we're going to have 2 kids soon!  I have wanted to have kids for so long and now here we are, living that dream :)  We are both very excited about the future!
Last night this little cutie proved to us that spaghetti really is her favorite food!  We've given it to her before and she's loved it every time, but honestly, I hate the mess so I'm not always willing to give it to her!  BUT, we went for it last night and she could not have been happier!  
She gobbled that pasta up and ate an entire plate's worth!  All the while, grinning and kicking her leg while she ate :) She kept looking at us and giggling, as if to say "I love this!  I can't believe you're letting me eat it!!  She also ate mandarin oranges and cheese and drank some milk...It really is amazing she's so small because she certainly eats like a little piggie!  
Needless to say, after her feeding frenzy, we went straight from the high chair to the bathtub!  Lately Ava has been on an upgrade streak...We just moved her up from her infant car seat to a convertible seat and last night from her infant tub to the big tub!  As you can see, she was delighted with the promotion :) 

Life is moving quickly over here, but we are loving every minute of it!  The weather has been beautiful and the sun is shining, I truly do love this time of year.  Ava and I ran some errands today and stopped by a local nursery to see all of the plants and flowers.  I can't wait to buy some and fill my pots on the balcony!  I'm just a little gun shy and not convinced our cold weather is totally behind us...I think after Mother's Day I'll be ready!  After all, this is Minnesota and the weather here is ANYTHING but predictable!  

Hope your day has been a blessed one!  


Toni :O) said...

You are just glowing and boy does it show. I'm so happy for you and this pregnancy...such a blessing. Ava will make a wonderful big sister and it's such an exciting time for you. When you mentioned feeling those first flutters, it took me right back to feeling my own two...seems so long ago now that they are 11 and almost 7! Spaghetti and babies are hilarious! Hope this pregnancy keeps making you feel great!

Jesse and Stacie said...

Love the messy face and big toothy bath time grin!!! :) She is looking more and more like a toddler!