Yesterday I felt a little betrayed when I happened into Patrick's car and found. . .EMPTY BOXES OF GIRL SCOUT COOKIES. I mean, I thought what we had was special. I've only promised my life to him. . .and I'm carrying his child. How does he repay me? Empty boxes of thin mints, samoas, and a few lemon cookies. Aw, man. . .
Luckily, I ordered a mass amount which was delivered later that day! To Patrick's credit, he was traveling a LOT, and in order to make it home faster, he didn't stop for breakfast. Instead, he ate the cookies. He's a keeper!
Ok, so I'm 16 weeks and 5 days. I slacked on my 15 week picture. I think my mom may have one, but the picture below is a solid 16 week bump.
Here's what Babycenter has to say about Baby O'Rourke this week:
Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.
How exciting! My energy is back, although after last week at work, I'm pooped just from driving a bazillion miles!
I find myself sticking my belly out as far as possible so that people can't mistake that I'm pregnant. During a college fair, a lady told me that I didn't look pregnant at all (FAIL). I pretended to take it as a compliment! During the same college fair, I had a long conversation with a new mom. She gave me some pretty graphic scoop about breastfeeding, and lack of sleep. I was very appreciative of her. Mostly, people want to tell you all the wonderful, happy, adorable moments of pregnancy, delivery and motherhood. I want to real deal, folks! It was good to get some insight from my new friend.
To celebrate the end of a long week, I bought an ice cream cake for Patrick and me. Yummm! I also made burritos a la Pioneer Woman. They were delightful. Plus, the recipe made enough for me to have leftovers for the next few days.
My friend and her husband are about a month farther along, and they just found out that they are having a little boy!! Hooray! Their reveal party was on Sunday. I'm so thrilled for them! It gets tougher and tougher for me to stay strong about not finding out the gender of our baby. I want to know, but I don't want to know! I'm leaning on Patrick to stay strong for us! Our next appointment is March 3, and I can't wait to peek inside my belly to see our baby.
Today I swear I felt the baby move, but I know it's still too soon. I just can't wait!
I feel like there was so much more I wanted to comment on. . .oh well. I'm just glad to get an update in!