Friday, September 26, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Yes, casseroles. The saucy, melty, steamy and sometimes-crunchy amalgamation of sheer heaven and culinary delight. If it's loaded with carbs, has some sort of creamy accompaniment and can be baked in a casserole dish, then I'm sold. I've especially been craving some of my childhood favorites, like cheesy potato casserole, homemade baked macaroni and cheese (in a casserole dish, of course), tuna fish casserole with crushed potato chips on top, lasagna (especially Jeremy's butternut squash lasagna), and green bean casserole. And to think ... there are LOADS of casseroles out there that I haven't even tried. If this craving keeps up, I just might try them all before these next few months are over.
However, while I like casseroles, Baby M is proving to be a big fan of juice. Such a fan that it feels like Baby M thanks me with a display of somersaults and flips after I drink my morning glass of juice. (Or maybe the baby is telling me that it doesn't like juice ...) By the time I'm halfway into my hour-long commute to work, I feel like there's a gymnastics competition going on in my lower stomach. It's an amazing feeling, and Jeremy's anxious for Baby M to bulk up a bit so that he can feel the movements for himself.
Speaking of bulk, here are some 18-week belly shots. Still nothing terribly noticeable, but it's definitely growing!
Friday, September 12, 2008
"Your baby is almost certainly listening up by now. In fact, loud noises — the dog barking, the doorbell ringing — will actually startle your baby (and also get him or her used to such noises; for instance, fetuses who regularly hear a dog barking will become babies who sleep right through Fido's outbursts). "
And Baby M has lots to listen to these days! Between Olivia's barking (which I am no longer going to yell at her for since now I know she's just "conditioning" the baby) and Jeremy's nightly serenades to my belly, there's a lot of commotion to entertain the little one.
Luckily Baby M can only hear and not see. Because he/she might be concerned about the Magnum P.I. mustache Jeremy's been sporting these days. I know I am.
Now onto another major development ... we've made our first official baby purchase! We bought Baby M a crib bedding set from Baby Gap, and I can't wait to see it in the room. It's cute, gender neutral and should go well with the orange walls in our nursery, which were meticulously painted by Dad (Grandpa) Moorhead when we first moved in.
We're still slowly transitioning the room over from being Jeremy's music room, but I think this space is going to be a very stimulating and playful hangout for Baby M. I'm already collecting a little library of books that were mine when I was little. I just hope Baby M likes them as much as I did!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
In other news, I've started feeling small baby movements this past week. To me, it feels like a little "tap, tap, tap" on my insides. Others have described it as a popcorn feeling, or like little bubbles popping. Either way, it's a pretty cool feeling.