15 weeks

Last week we finally made our big announcement!

Facebook:

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Instagram:

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I decided to switch things up a little for the Instagram announcement since many of my Instagram followers are also Facebook friends. Plus, I’ve been dying to share an ultrasound photo! I think it’s so adorable when expectant parents add little bows or bow ties to sonogram pictures to indicate gender. But, I wanted to be a little different so I chose a party hat. After all, it’s time to celebrate! Woot woot!

Baby girl is now the size of a navel orange and looking more like a human and less like a (cute) fish every day! She is learning to wiggle her fingers and toes and may even be able to suck her thumb! How adorable!

In unrelated news, it seems like Liam has caught that little bug that was/is goin’ around. It started out as a little cough and then a runny nose early in the week. I was hoping *really* hard that it wouldn’t get worse. I pumped that little guy full of (the recommended dose/s) of Hyland’s Tiny Cold tablets and Zarbees Baby vitamin supplements daily, dressed him like we were heading North for the Winter AND put Vick’s on his feet before bed. By Thursday it looked like I was winning the war. But here we are, the following Wednesday — with a nose full of boogies.  ::shrug::

Aside from battling boogers, I’ve been keeping busy cooking and trying to keep our house from looking like a tornado ran through it. And of course, entertaining the little dude. We have to get out of the house at least once a day, even if it’s just for a walk to the grocery store or a quick trip to the park. If not, we’ll go cuckoo bananas!

Week 15 update:

Total weight gain so far: No idea. My guess is 10 pounds?

Cravings: It’s been (finally) getting a little cooler here so I made Asaf’s Mom’s sweet potato soup this week. Always good.

What I’m excited about: Finally revealed our big “secret”. Feels great to share our news with everyone!

What I’m nervous about: Got some not-so-great news about health insurance this week. Geez – it’s so pricey!

New this week: Waking up STARVING! Like, “I am getting married in a week and the dress is two sizes too small” starving. Not so fun. I’d rather sleep!

Note to Baby: We’ve started talking about what your name might be! I have this idea that I thought of, even before I knew you were coming… ooo so exciting!

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100 day countdown!!!

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Today marks another major milestone for our growing family 🙂 Our due date is officially just 100 days away! In all honesty, I don’t think we’re quite ready for our new arrival just yet, but we’re definitely making major strides in the right direction! I’ll be documenting the next 100 days via Instagram (a play off the popular “100 days of happy” project) with the hashtag #100daystilbaby. Please feel free to follow along!

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My Unofficial Mama’s Day. Week 21

IF you’re following me on Instagram you know that our living room furniture was delivered Sunday! Yay! I told everyone that was my “Mother’s Day gift” but I should also mention that Asaf surprised me (which is really hard to do) with the nicest card. Seriously though, it’s pretty impossible not to like a card that’s addressed to “My beautiful wife and future greatest mother on the planet”. Oh! And the card was accompanied by a photo album for all of our sonogram pictures. It was a great gift actually because before receiving the album I was just sticking them in a giant manila envelope. (For shame!)

But… the BEST Mother’s Day gift I received was BABY KICKS! Yup! I’ve finally gotten them! They aren’t super strong but they’re fairly frequent and totally undeniable. I just love feeling his little movements 🙂 He’s growing eyebrows this week and is now about the length of a carrot! Crazy!

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Before I go any further, I’d just like to let you all know that as I write this, it’s almost 100 degrees outside! Now, I hate to be a complainer but someone needs to tell the sun to simmer DOWN! It’s only May! Thank goodness for the condo’s much appreciated  central A/C and pool!

Funny story about my first trip to the complex’s pool. Shortly after jumping in (which Asaf later scolded me for) I decided to Instagram a spontaneously choreographed picture of myself. Unfortunately, the result caused me to (literally) laugh out loud. My belly is so BIG I look naked! I swear I’m wearing bikini bottoms. It’s a family pool for goodness sake!20140513_164329

And now that you’ve seen me naked, here’s my 21 week update:

Total weight gain so far: Guess what? The battery went out on our scale! So current weight is TBA! Oh darn.

Cravings: As mentioned it.is.so.hot! So all I want to eat is popsicles. But today I had a grilled (cheddar)cheese with bacon and green apple and I’m already wondering if it’s OK if I eat that again tomorrow.

What I miss: Bathing suits that fit. Wait. Did I ever have that? Nevermind. Next question please!

What I’m excited about: We got a bassinet this week (for those early days)! I keep staring at it and wondering what it will be like with a baby inside.

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New this week: I already mentioned the baby kicks and sadly I have nothing new to gross you out about this week. Sorry.

Note to Baby: Thanks for the kicks carrot kid! You’ve got great timing! I like you already 😉

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Our Big Announcement!

Last night we celebrated the end of our first trimester by posting our news on Facebook and Instagram. It’s been really hard for me to keep quiet about such an exciting time so, I’m thrilled to finally announce! Asaf and I are truly overwhelmed by the level of response we’ve received so far. Thank you all for your love and support. It means the world to us.

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Also, for those of you following along, I had to cancel this week’s appointment with my regular OBGYN. He wanted to wait until they had the results from Tuesday’s blood work so, I’ll be seeing him once I get back from Israel.