Bebe Mael is the size of a laranja / orange (in Portuguese!).
It’s even hard to believe that we are starting the week with a baby so big inside my belly. All of a sudden it feels like this is going way too fast and I need it to slow down a little. After I have hit 15 weeks I have felt better, considerably better! I thought the nausea would disappear like magic. Now I can laugh of my ideas and thoughts about pregnancy. I still get nauseous but it’s less and less and for shorter periods of time.
I also don’t feel like a hungry bear all the time anymore. It’s been easier to control portions, plan meals, think about eating and even cooking. I have been able to stand the smell of food more and have spent more time cooking elaborate meals for Bret.
In terms of cravings, the big winner this week, besides oranges, obviously, are tomatoes. Sometimes I make an entire plate of tomatoes and season with truffled olive oil and salt. That’s a fantastic meal in my books!
We have booked the 20 weeks ultrasound that will study the anatomy of the baby and I can’t wait for that appointment! We have also booked a tour to the hospital maternity wing (brand new, just opened on Dec.13th) and the next two midwife visits at the hospital (we are switching locations!).
My plans for the week are to finally wrap all Christmas gifts and cards and put them in the mail! I can’t believe how late I’m doing this, but while I was sick I had the desire to do absolutely nothing! So, let it be known, people: some packages might arrive late! Very late!
Also, orange juice, plenty of orange juice!
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