Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happy 15 Weeks!

I've got to start by saying it's 32 degress in Vancouver today. Thank God for Dairy Queen Blizzards. But ice cream makes me so thirsty so I down a bunch of water afterwards. And then just wish I had a pool to jump in. And then realize that I don't look like I used to in a bikini. And then have a moment, just a moment, of fear, and then I'm fine again.

So here we are at week 15. Feeling great. Still need a 20-minute nap in the afternoon but that's ok, I deserve it!

I've started to clean out my closet and put away the clothes that don't fit me anymore. Which means all of them. And having a rancher means there's not alot of space to store stuff, especially when we rent out our basement! That's when Ikea comes in handy. They're the BEST for storage solutions. Went wandering around there today and found some clothes bins that slide under your bed, so that's where my old clothes are going. Which means? I get to go SHOPPING!

Noticed something very bizarre today... when I was walking through IKEA I looked at myself in the mirror and saw the strangest sight (and no, not talking about my own reflection).

My bellybutton.

Seriously. I saw the outline of it through my teeshirt. AND IT'S HUGE. It's stretched! I don't know what's going on but it's seriously massive. I swear, I get nervous it could reach out and grab something. Or swallow up a small animal. It's the strangest thing.

On to the baby:

It's 3.98 inches and weighs 2.47 ounces!

I don't know what 2.47 ounces is!

The baby has an adult's taste buds. He also gets the hiccups - frequently! He's moving around like mad in there (I've got to say, I haven't felt a kick or solid movement, but I've felt him swishing around already. Hard to explain. Best way to describe right now is it's like I'm getting tickled from the inside. Nobody believes me, but nobody believed that I was showing early either so what does that tell you about the people I choose to confide in?!! I need more supportive friends!).

His legs are finally growing longer than his arms - but if he's anything like his mom, he'll have the longest arms in the world.

Right, Moira?

All his joints and limbs can move. He can suck his thumb. His bones have begun hardening.

And he's mine! And I have the oddest look on my face!:


Anonymous said...

Dude - you TOTALLY look pregnant. I can't wait to see you. I love you and little Baby Lee. Since you have been dreaming about the boy, I can tell you that I have felt very strongly that Baby Lee is indeed male. I don't know if I have a knack for that or not... See you soon. You look awesome if that didn't come out in my first sentence! Yay! Nicola

Stephi said...

You're JUST what I needed! A supportive friend! See you on the 12th (or 10th or whatever the Sunday is).xoxo!

Anonymous said...

P.S. I wanted to let you in on a little secret - along with baby-brain, hypocrisy actually grows inside your placenta too! :) Start recording all the things that you "will never do" and then it's a very fun game to check them off later as you not only do them, but embrace them! Seriously. Good times. The title of my upcoming book is "My placenta nurtured my baby and my hypocrisy". Watch for it! :) N

Stephi said...

Hypocrisy and karma!

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