As I was eating this deliciousness (I shared with Luke of course), I got to thinking of the countless times he has done this for me and boy what a trooper. If I were living with someone like me I would be soooooo annoyed. But not him, he is the most patient man I know and not only that, he reminds me of how important and special it is to be creating a human being inside of me. Cause I'll be honest, sometimes I forget when all I can think about is how miserable I am in the moment.
So here's to him and all the expectant dads out there. Thank you for being a shoulder to cry on, for the priesthood blessings you give me, for all the times you hold back my hair and rub my back while I am puking for the upteenth time, and for praying for me. You mean so much and more to me and I know without a doubt you are going to be a wonderful daddy to our baby. I love you Luke!
Here's the latest update on baby Phillips.
How far along: 16 weeks!
Size of baby: Baby P is the size of an avocado.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained one pound since the last update bringing the total to eight pounds gained.
Maternity clothes: Yes. I finally was able to get a really good pair of maternity jeans too that I am super excited about.
Stretch marks: Not yet thank goodness, but I'm sure at the rate I've been gaining weight it won't be long :/
Sleep: Sleep has gotten better. I get up a couple of times to go to the bathroom, and feel like a cow when I try to switch positions, but other than that I am sleeping much better!
Best moment last week: Luke treated me to a weekend getaway at a hotel where we went swimming, worked out, ordered Dominos and watched a movie in bed (a special tradition of ours), went shopping, and got some crafting done. MUCH NEEDED!
Movement: Not yet, although I have been reading that it should be soon.
Food cravings: Oh boy, this is tough. Because I still get sick occasionally, my taste buds change quickly. But I've been noticing a trend - salty foods. And cheesy foods. So basically anything artery-clogging should do the trick, particularly nachos :)
Gender: We find out in three weeks!!!! I think it's a boy......we'll see....!
Labor signs: No.
Belly button - in or out?: In.
What I miss: I miss feeling pretty and attractive......if you have ever seen the movie "What to Expect When You're Expecting", basically my life is Elizabeth Banks. Haggard looking, acne, spider veins on my face, tired all the time, sick all the time, constipation....you name it and I've probably got it..... :(
What I am looking forward to: Finding out the gender! It's killing me not knowing. I keep wanting to buy and make things!!!
Milestones: I have a few milestones. I can finally say I am experiencing a little less nausea and constipation, I made it this ENTIRE last week without throwing up once, and I can kind of, almost, a little stand looking at food labels again. You can go ahead and laugh, but I HATE FOOD LOGOS!!!! Call me crazy, but if I see a McDonalds sign, Subway, Taco Bell, etc., I want to throw a big rock at it and then vomit, and then curl up and die. Yeah.....I blame it on the hormones and the sickness.....but really.
So that's the update! Oh, and I had my first belly touching experience yesterday at church. I feel like it's still hard to tell I'm pregnant, but I was helping out in the nursery and the nursery leader asked if she could feel my belly. It caught me off guard but I said "Sure, you'll be the first!"
Just chillin waiting for my dr app
Yes, I did take these pics in the bathroom at the hospital. So classy.