16w4d

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I really, really wasn’t kidding that the farm fare did me in, was I? Baby bless is now at a substantial 4.3 to 4.6 inches and now weighs about 2.8 ounces. Holy crap! Fine hair called lanugo covers the baby boy, fingernails are well formed and the arms and legs may be seen moving on an ultrasound. Plus he already has his own unique fingerprint pattern, which if you didn’t know {as I didn’t!} are formed when he basically “swims” through the amniotic fluid, the delicate skin is impressed to form the fingerprint pattern {which is the reason why even identical twins do not share similar fingerprints}. Baby bless can hold his head erect and he can also make faces with his slightly developed facial muscles, so he’s busy practicing squinting, frowning and opening and closing his mouth. Personally I can’t wait for the smiles! :)

The annoying comments have kept coming, although these may just be worse because I know who’s delivering them . . .

Situation #1
Not friend #1: (Haha) So . . . two lunches again today?
Me: Well, it’s healthy choice soup and a healthy choice/smart ones frozen! It barely even adds up to a regular meal!

This has occurred 3 times now! I’ve finally taken to eating my healthy choice soup upstairs and the later portion downstairs, because she just keeps commenting away! I’m not counting calories, but I’m eating healthy which usually means lower calories, which usually means I need to eat more! And this woman has had 2 kids of her own!

Situation #2
Me: Well, I’m off for the night. I’ve got a date with The Biggest Loser and my treadmill!
Not friend #2 (same who berated me for the diet pop wish): Leah! You’re not supposed to be losing weight!

Gah. No crap, dumbo. I would venture to guess if I came in eating fast food, she would also warn me that I can’t gain too much weight either!

Sorry, I do feel better now that I spouted those off. :)

In related news, the constipation is not so bad anymore, neither is my boob soreness . . . unless you count when I actually wear a real bra. I finally figured out why that does it work, due to the fact that the cup now fits a good two inches into my boob, instead of actually, well you know, cupping! Ouch! So I’ve taken to sports bras again.

There’s been no progress on the name front, although I think we both still agree on the middle name. I think.

There also has not been any progress on the nursery development. If you remember we’re redoing our 4 x 5.5 bathroom and will be knocking out the closet of the nursery to do so. Meaning the nursery can not be worked on until the bathroom is completed . . . and your guess is as good as mine on that!

I really appreciate all of your support and prayers regarding Bridgit. I know that I keep bringing it up, but I’m kind of in disbelief that it’s actually happening. I get extremely nauseated just thinking about it, so please, continue to pray for me. Last night I woke up several times just to cuddle her closer. Trying to enjoy every minute of my 2nd to last night. At one point she started purring, which in all honesty I’ve been trying to get her to do for the past month. It gave me peace and tore my heart at the same time. I needed to hear it more than anything, but it makes me cry just to think that she was simply purring in contentment to be held in my arms. To know that that simple fact made her that happy and to know what I’m going through with. I just can’t handle this pain.

28 comments:

Abby said...

Ok seriously, she was commenting on your lunch!!! Dude I eat that and more everyday for lunch and I'm not pregnant!!! People need to just be quiet and keep their snide comments to themselves! You look great!

Mrs. A said...

wow the nerve of some people amazes me. Wish I worked in your office I'd tell her to back off.

Megan said...

I am tearing up about Bridgit.. I can't imagine going through that, let alone when you're pregnant with all the extra emotions & hormones running through you. I will most definitely be praying.

On the pregnancy front, you are cute cute cute!! I can definitely see a little something. And just ignore those girls... I freakin' hate people like that.

Mary said...

Ugh, it's NEVER appropriate to comment on what someone is eating-pregnant or not! You should comment on her food!

I'm so sorry that you have to say goodbye to Bridgit tomorrow. She sounds like she's been a wonderful companion and I'm sure she knows how much you love her and will miss her. I'll be thinking of you tommorrow.

Heidi said...

I start commenting on your co-workers food intake. Hopefully, that will get the message across that it is incredibly annoying.

allthings said...

Look at your cute lil baby bump! You look great!

jaime pott photography said...

Awww look at your lil baby bump...You look great!!
You will love and cherish these progressive pictures. I wish I had done it...but you couldn't tell I was preggo til like 30-35 weeks or so...LOL I hid it well.

Andrea said...

Looking good! I definitely see a baby bump there :)

jennifer said...

You have such a cute baby bump! I admire that you are having an "active" pregnancy and not just sitting around for 9 months. My mom always told me that there isn't anything you can't do pregnant that you use to do when you weren't pregnant (within reason of course!).

Dunc said...

So glad to see that your stomach is vaguely starting to resemble mine, and I am certainly not 16+ weeks pregnant. Ha.

Your last paragraph made me tear up - I can't even begin to imagine. You have given her such a wonderful life. I just said a little prayer for you, and I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

Kristal said...

First of all, you look ADORABLE! Besides the fact that your bump is too cute, your hair looks amazing.

Second, I'm so sorry about your kitty. :( I'll be praying for you dear!

CageQueen said...

Obviously your two work "friends" (I use the term loosely) are ingorant. Number one, you're SUPPOSED to take in more calories. And number two, exercising is good for the baby, it doesn't mean you're trying to lose weight! I will never understand why women feel the need to cut one another down. Never. And doing it under the guise of friendship makes it even worse.

I will pray for you and your kitty. I equate losing a pet to losing a family member. My dog is only four but I still fear the day when I will have to make the hard decision. Hugs!

abby said...

I enjoy your biology lessons each week about the state of the baby! I agree about making snide comments in return regarding Not Friend #1's eating habits. If I look REALLY hard, I can MAYBE see a TINY baby bump :)

I'm so sorry about what you have to go through tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you!

Chelsie said...

Love the little baby bump!

Ignore the stupid people. It's none of their business how much you eat or how much you exercise. Both are needed for you and your baby's health!

Lots of prayers for you and Bridgit.

bekah said...

wow really starting to be a different belly for you! My sister(and SIL) are pregnant, they were both tiny like you, and they ate all the time. Why shouldnt you? I remember driving with my sister and stopping for her to get a BLT at 10 in the morning, so really, the fact that you held off til lunchtime seems to be an accomplishment.

Also, It will be hard, but I think you are making the right choice with brigit. You are in my prayers. As is she, yes I pray for animals, I've been told that stupid, but I do it anyway.

AmberDenae said...

1. You look fantastic and I'm loving the hair! New color? Maybe it's just the lighting but it looks great! Your stomach is sooo cute!! :)

2. Blah to the comments from your friend/co-worker. How annoying!! EAT AWAY!!! haha

3. I am so so so sorry about your baby, Bridgit. I can sort of relate. It hurts really bad. I cried myself to sleep last night at the thought of molly leaving us. However, I imagine your pain goes much deeper. :'(

((HUG))

fallgirly said...

You're still so tiny! I look like a hippo next to you!! Lucky duck! I noticed that in this entry you were referring to the baby as a "he" are you having a boy?!?!?!?!

Ashley said...

I finally got a new, bigger bra and it felt SO GOOD! I've never had to go shopping for a bigger bra in my life...

Again, people are weird. I think most people have a disconnect with it comes to talking to pregnant women...

I'm so sorry about Bridgit :o( I grew up with MANY pets (most of which are still alive) and I can't imagine. I'm so sorry!

mrs.leah.maria said...

Lol you guys, I can be witty, sarcastic and cutting to my husband, but I just don't think I can bring myself to do it to co-workers! I so wish I could!

I truly appreciate all of your sympathy and prayers for tomorrow.

And Kristal, I put curlers in my hair! :)

ka1t_lyn said...

Oh, I hope this doesn't make you feel bad (it's a good thing!) but I love your little bump :) I wish I worked with you Leah, I would tell her off for you. In the nicest way possible, of course. Hugs on the Bridgit issue, I'll continue praying for you.

Mrs. McB said...

I can't believe some people.

Just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you.

Kim & Ryan said...

You are the CUTEST...

I love that you call them "Not friend #1 and #2" - that made me laugh out loud. Two Healthy Choice meals wouldn't fill me up at all. I would probably have to eat 4 before I got full. And, I'm just eating for one. =)

People are so rude, I cannot stand it.

Mrs. Cup said...

You look great!! Can't believe the two women...gosh!

AJ said...

Your bump is so cute :) I'll be thinking so much of you tomorrow.

HBee said...

I'm sure glad that the constipation is no longer an issue. One less load to worry about! (Ok..sorry I couldn't resist!) ahahahahaha

amy (metz) walker said...

I'm cracking up! I love people who feel the need to make comments about stuff...she obviously just feels the need to say something, for whatever reason!

Btw, my tummy no prego = your tummy prego. Ha!

Megs said...

Would you like me to kick your co-irkers in the shins? Because I will! ;) Who says that stuff?? Besides, I think I would still be hungry after one of those soups and frozen lunch.

I'm really sorry about Bridgit. It is so tough to say goodbye. Hugs to you! Btw, thank you for your kind words. It was much appreciated.

Julia said...

Um, I think that non-friend of yours has major issues. Why are some women so catty to others? Because she is probably insecure with herself and feels better to make you question yourself. Talk about a Biggest Loser.

Also, your little tummy is cute. It's not even a bump but just a little tummy...can't wait for more pics!

 

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