Friday, February 22, 2008

Popcorn and Popsicles

...that's the answer to the most common question I get lately - "Got any cravings yet?" Only one of those two is truly interesting because I've always loved popcorn. To be clear - I love movie theatre popcorn. Nothing else quite measures up. In fact, I've been known to make the crazy request of Frank to get me some on his way home from work. I feel so bad for him walking into the movies to get popcorn and then walking right back out to his car. He must get some strange looks. I have the best husband ever. Popsicles are a new thing, though. I was very specific in my request here as well. For some reason I remember those popsicles that come in the plastic tube thing - you cut the top off and squeeze it up. Apparantly they are called otter pops. Frank spent a long time in the frozen foods isle trying to find them, but with no luck. My mother-in-law got wind of the missing popsicles and got online to solve the problem. She ordered me 15 POUNDS of otter pops. lol. I think I'm set until my kids are in kindegarten. Thanks, Jackie!

Sorry for the absense of posting lately. I expected to have alot more to say during the pregnancy, but I'm at a loss for interesting updates. Here are the basics..

Im a little over 24 weeks along - just 3 short weeks till I hit the 3rd trimester, and I can't wait!! Time has been going by pretty quickly, which I didn't expect. After my next monthly OB appointment I will start seeing my doctor every two weeks! It's hard to believe I'm almost at that stage.

The second most common thing I've heard during my pregnancy is "you don't even look pregnant!" - that's all started to change this week, though. It seems like baby girl is growing at a very rapid pace now. Some mornings I get up and look in the mirror and I'm startled by how big my tummy is getting. It's fun to finally see some progress and get out of the "I just look fat" stage. In fact, the lady at Starbucks asked me when I was due today which means that it's finally obvious that I'm pregnant!

I started feeling little kicks from baby girl on my birthday (Dec. 29th), and she has continued getting stronger. Now I feel her turn over and move from one side of my tummy to the other. She's pretty active, but she saves most of her energy for right when I go to bed. Frank likes to feel her move and kick, too which isnt hard now. The smile and look on his face is priceless. Some nights I wake up to feel him touching my belly - he says he's just "checking on his little girl". I melt every time he says that. :)

We have officially decided on a name for her, but it's still a secret. We had looked at names so many times before we found out we were having a little girl, and we would come up with a short list of names that we liked but it never failed that just days later we wouldn't like any of them. This time, I think we've got one that will stick. It's been almost a month and we still love it.

The month of March is going to be very busy for us. We plan to buy (and assemble) the baby furniture, paint, and decorate the nursery, re-design the closet for baby clothes, have a garage sale and register. So much to do! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE projects. The part I hate is getting Frank on board. He's a great helper, but I think I stress him out some. I'll try to curb my enthusiasm a little and work on my marketing skills when describing these things to him. It's all about how you frame it, right?

Anyway, all this to say that I'm having a great time being pregnant - now that I'm past the sickness part. I'll be sure to post pictures of the nursery and other events for those of you few and faithful who still check in here from time to time. Until then...

1 comment:

Margaret said...


Loved the post. It actually makes me long for pregnancy a bit... don't tell Kevin ; )