I’m not usually one for bloggy commitments because, well, they’re commitments, but on Thursdays, Emily of The Anderson Crew encourages mamas to jump in the pictures with their kids on occasion. And since I realized that I am 13 weeks along and have yet to post a baby bump picture, this was the motivation I needed.
So here’s Me, Seven, and a lemon sitting on Willa’s head. And I didn’t make my bed.
About that lemon… It’s been helpful in talking to the kids about the baby to use images they can understand. So we’re following the progress of the baby bump in terms of fruits and veggies. The kids spend the week asking me, “Mommy, how’s the green olive? What’s a prune? How big will it be NEXT week?”
I’m not really convinced of the scientific method used to determine these sizes. The chart said the baby would go from peach to lemon, but we decided that a lemon was smaller than a peach. So, we’re saying that by 13 weeks we’ve achieved Lemon Size. Which, I guess, is the largest fruit that will sit on my belly without rolling off.
I’m currently growing a Peach. The kids are very excited that I will get as big as a watermelon before the baby comes. I’m glad somebody’s happy about that. In the meantime, our little Lemon is still up to first trimester hijinks, causing nausea and food aversions.
I am pleased to report, though, that I had a total second trimester sort of day today. I even cooked Pioneer Woman’s chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes with gravy. Only I didn’t have cube steak so I used ground beef. Worked great.
And I didn’t heave over the sink.