What joy to read all the comments and the guesses on this baby Dill 6! [Should I have a nickname for this baby babe?] I received an email from my mom saying, Don't you love all these women who share their excitement? I agree. This blogging community among women is powerful and so wonderful, isn't it? There was a request to actually see this belly of mine, as a proper way to guess boy or girl, though I doubt it will help in regards to eye color and due date ;) This photo was taken a few weeks ago. Have you ever tried to take your own photo and smile at nothing? Always feels a bit weird to me, thus the seriousness. I'm concentrating on clicking the button and making sure my head is in the shot...clearly it was.
We didn't tell the littles about this soon-to-arrive-change-your-world addition until I had my 20 week ultrasound and took them with us. We got into the darkened room and I asked if they knew why we came. They thought it was for my 100 day cough. You can imagine the thrill, as I told them a new baby is expected. With their quick chatter, and excitement, the verdict came--they all want a baby brother--except for Pearl. They frequently brainstorm for names and think their advice has high merit. My recent favorite suggestion, Fabio. Pearl and Divine have been able to feel the baby move and I think they will be a huge help when this little bundle arrives. I am looking forward to the amusement it will be to watch them be "little mother" not just big sister, as the age gap is larger than it has been with any of the others.
I am far past the morning sickness, and closer to feeling heavy laden. Cravings have subsided, yet I find great satisfaction in snacking on sprouts [mung being my favorite]--I have two jars in rotation with intentions of doing a little tutorial for those who asked. My eating phases: Arby's roast beef sandwiches [I know, please don't judge a pregnant woman who normally detests beef], peanut butter and jelly sandwiches [I would sometimes eat 3 a day], cucumbers [just cut up with a little salad dressing, and I'd eat the whole thing], watermelon [of course], and avocado smoothie.
What about you? Do you have strange cravings during your pregnancies?
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ps don't forget about the $100 giveaway here.
and if you haven't had a chance to guess on this baby Dill 6, go here--right now it's pretty close between boy and girl guesses!