Half Way, Baby!

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If you follow me on social media, then you have probably heard that Matt and I are expecting our bundle of joy January 2017.

We did our anatomy scan yesterday and found out that our little babe is healthy, moving (A LOT), and growing right on target. Last time we saw our baby, it was at our first appointment around 7 weeks. Time flies!

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Feeling: Great. I’ve been sleeping really well (I’m falling asleep faster than pre-pregnancy and falling into deeper sleep for longer) so I feel better during the day. However, I am usually looking forward to an afternoon nap.
Symptoms: Frequent bathroom breaks, mild pregnancy gingivitis (ugh).
Food cravings/aversions: I’ve always had weird “I must have this” cravings so I can’t tell what is me and what is the baby.  No aversions!
Baby is: the size of mango
Bump is: finally starting to show and making clothes very uncomfortable
New this period: Since this is my first pregnancy post, I guess everything is “new”!  I started feeling flutters a couple weeks ago and Matt felt his first kick last Friday.  We finished building the crib and dresser and started planning what we want the space to look like.
Looking forward to: Adding to the nursery, our babymoon (two weeks), and seeing how my body/belly changes in the next few weeks.

 

 

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