Things to note this week:

Size of our baby: I don’t know how our baby can go from  the size of a peach(12 weeks) to the size of a pear (13 weeks) to the size of a  lemon (14 weeks)! Isn’t a lemon smaller than both a pear and a peach? In any case, week 14 is behind me and I don’t have to think about it anymore. Our baby is now the size of a LARGE APPLE~4.5 inches BIG!! Michael likes to call our little girl “honeycrisp” after his favorite apple.

Our 15 week Ultrasound was this past Tuesday. We could see her giving me karate chops! Some days I don’t feel pregnant and I don’t look pregnant. I just look like I have gained some weight. It’s hard for me to believe that I am really carrying around this little apple. Every time I get an ultrasound, it makes it all so much more real and I become really excited. I love my 4-week check ups!

Thankfully I am off bed rest. However, I am still not allowed to do housework, exercise, get massage, pick up laundry, or get stressed out. ML has been amazing by helping take care of some of the chores around the house. I have read enough books to make my eyes hurt and I have watched enough TV to make me depressed. I am ready to go outside again even if it is only for a short stroll around our neighborhood!

My Body: I weigh about 129 lbs now. I started at 121/122. My face, hips, and breasts have filled out and I swear that I have a baby bump by the end of the day. In the mornings, I can fit into my size 25′s, and my stomach is completely flat. But by  4pm I have to unbutton my jeans!  And by 7pm I can’t get them off quick enough! I have started looking at maternity wear, but feel overwhelmed each time I look so I haven’t bought anything yet.

Sleep: The past few days I have felt more like myself. After my trip to the ER, I felt horrible, sleeping 12 plus hours a night and even taking 2 hour naps during the day. Thankfully I seem to be back to my old self again, feeling much more alive.

What I miss the most: I miss driving to workouts with Michael. I miss the freedom of going for a run. I miss the burn from a hard workout. I miss my daily goals and regime.  I feel like I am in limbo right now.  My new goals have become to take care of this little apple and I am doing it. And I am trying to make new goals with my  real estate career to keep my mind busy. Some days I feel so stagnant. I don’t feel like am living my life and it’s HARD. Lounging on the couch is not my thing and it makes me feel dead and depressed! The only thing keeping my spirits up is my awesome and sweet husband who is constantly giving me pep talks. We both know how important it is to rest for the sake of honey crisp.

The name game: We have narrowed it down to two names. Naming your little person is important and it has to feel perfect. :) I can promise you it won’t be any of these names.

This Week: My brother, his girlfriend (my college BFF), and my home girl, Angela, all come into town for a visit. I am so happy and excited to have some visitors, especially since ML will be out of town!