Our little peanut has caused quite a change in my body the last few weeks. Besides the obvious of the growing belly, can we say heart burn?! Man, I think I should buy some stock ownership in Tums. Thankfully, the heart burn only flares up in the evening and usually Tums does the trick. I did ask my doctor if this is normal and she said yes. One of the many mysteries of pregnancy. I also heard the old wives' tale that if you have heart burn, your baby will be born with lots of hair. Well, if that's the true and at the rate I've had heart burn, our little peanut is going to come out looking like a little monkey! I won't even go into the whole new level of gas experiences we've been experiencing- let's just say I hope my students will be understanding if an SBD (silent but deadly) slips out at school next week.
On the serious side, we have the crib set up and decided to use our dresser for baby clothes. Leif was awesome over spring break and spent 1/2 a day organizing the future "Man/Baby Cave". I also had my monthly check-up. Everything looks good- when the doctor used the doppler to check the heart rate, we could hear that the baby had the hiccups! I was also surprised with how my stomach/uterus measurements had changed. A month ago I was at 19 and this month 27! I guess you could say I really do look pregnant now. Even Leif commented (keep in mind Leif's sense of humor), "Honey, you don't look like you're getting fat anymore- you're really looking pregnant!" Thanks husband.