There's only one thing that should be going through your head this week as you look at the latest bump pics. And that's Justin Timberlake's SexyBack.
The fun just never stops here, does it folks?
Musings on weekly photo: Oh hey... where did your outrageously bad roots go, Elizabeth?! No biggie, got that taken care of last Friday at Morrison in Laguna Beach (thank goodness for early birthday presents! Thanks, Dad: children no longer scream and run from me when they see my hair). I cannot say enough about how fabulous this salon is, so if you live in Orange County and need some hairapy, try them out! Also, I am really loving the see-through shirt and black leggings combo. Again, I'm bringing sexy back. There's just no denying it.
Size of baby: Well, length wise, I don't think much has changed, but he's around 18-20 ounces. Things'll get REALLY interesting once he makes it to the size of a Mickey's.
Movement: I read somewhere (somehow) that babies in utero need up to about 14 hours of sleep in the womb (which is about what our dog, Moe, gets). I think this little guy enjoys waking up in the morning and partying down at night, because during the day, there isn't much activity. But once the sun sets, HO, watch out, party people!
Cravings: Nothing new to report on this front except that I still love water with a passion.
Annoyance: One, I need to tell you that the Snoogle Total Body Pillow, which I spoke of last week, seriously changed my life. If you're pregnant and weren't a side sleeper before you got knocked up, I cannot recommend this enough. Yes, it's pricey for a pillow, but when you do a cost/benefit analysis of how much a mental breakdown is going to cost you due to lack of sleep, it is wholeheartedly worth it in the long run. Having said that, my annoyance this week is that spring has officially sprung and my allergies are REALLY ready to make my life a living hell. I broke down on Sunday and got myself an allergy pill, and while I haven't needed one since, it was bliss to not have a stuffy nose. For the record, in case you're wondering if it's safe, yes, it is. I've just been trying to abstain from anything that isn't 100% necessary for me to go on with life.
Highlight of the week: Hanging out with my sister and getting my hair did. It really was a special Friday afternoon. OH! And finding out that she and my mom surprised me with a ridiculously sweet crib for Baby Boy and his future sibling(s). It arrives tomorrow and I can't wait to feast my eyes on it in person!
Non-Highlight of the week: Taking Moe in for his third surgery yesterday (I'm picking him up in less than an hour)! The poor guy. I swear, he's getting all his health issues out now so that he'll be the easiest member of our family once August rolls around. And the least expensive. Because currently, he's the most.
Fears: I've been wracked with anxiety all week, and some of it's explainable, but some of it is just there and I don't know why. I've been trying to deal with it the way I would tackle anxiety before I got pregnant which ultimately leads to me cooking. Sunday night, I whipped up oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, granola and a tortellini salad with lemon dressing, asparagus, artichoke hearts and Parmesan. I've been feasting on the fruit of my labor all week, so I guess that's one less thing to worry about.
Nursery: It's official. With the crib on its way, we moved our bedroom into what was my office, so this finds me typing away at my kitchen table. The anxiety I previously mentioned is mainly due to the havoc that is my brain in trying to figure out where all our shit will go (our house has no closets... who builds a house with no closets?!).
Additional Notes: Pregnancy dream update: I had a dream on Monday night that I birthed a black baby and had to convince Kyle that it was actually his. Not that there's anything wrong with black babies, but it's a major problem when your husband is most definitely as white as they come.
Happy Hump Day, Bump Day everyone!