Thursday, January 19, 2012

I hope you like Papayas.....

Because according to the Bump, Baby Carson is going to be the size of a Papaya for the next 4 weeks!  That's no fun!  To be honest, I don't think I've ever tried a papaya.  They sound yummy and tropical, but this picture makes me not want to try one anytime soon!
How far along? 22 weeks!
Total weight gain: I would say 5-6lbs.  My belly really started to show this week and even my "big" pants are getting pretty tight! 
Maternity clothes? Not yet but in the VERY near future.  I scoped out some jeans at Target but I want to check around..... (scroll down for a new bump picture!)
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: Sleeping great still....just a bit cold thanks to this Ohio weather!
Best moment this week: Telling my kindergartners about the baby.  They're BEYOND excited!  (Scroll down to see details...)
Miss Anything? A few times this week I wished that I could go get a delicious HOT Starbucks drink.  I know I technically can, but I'm not going to.  Also could go for a dip in a hot tub right now.  (Starting to notice a pattern?!)
Movement: Carson used to move mostly in the evenings but now he moves all throughout the day.  This past Sunday, my mom and sister were able to feel him move!!!
Food cravings: At this VERY moment: salty snacks.  I think I might eat some Chex Mix. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Gender: Baby BOY Carson!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Nothing new.
Belly Button in or out? innie...hopefully forever....eek!
Wedding rings on or off? on still...very loose this week due to the COLD weather!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Super happy! I can't help but smile when I feel Carson moving around in there!Looking forward to: Getting started on the nursery.  I think we have finalized a paint color!
Does my shirt look psychodelic on your computer too?!
So this week I finally decided to tell my kindergartners why my belly is expanding.  Last week we read Our Teacher's Having a Baby and it went RIGHT over their head.  I honestly thought it would be loud and clear, but it wasn't so I had to come up with a plan B.  I got another book Biscuit and the Baby.  Before reading the new story to my kiddos, I wrote a special morning message.  I told them that I had big news for them and gave them one clue (a drawing of a baby).  Of course, they had NO idea what the baby was.  Guesses included snowman, toy in a stocking, clown, etc.  I never said I was the best artist, ok?!  After the failed guessing game, we read the book and I told them to think about what the clue might be.  They came up with the idea of a baby, but it took them quite a while longer to figure out what that meant.  When they finally got it, they were SO excited and had so many questions.  We practiced tally marks and made guesses on whether I am going to have a boy or a girl.  (Most voted boy so they'll be excited to find out they were right when I tell them tomorrow!)


Mandy said...

Love how you told your kids, and that they finally got it!! Love the bump pic too!!!

Allie said...

Seriously stop your cuteness!! Your bump rocks! I love it!

Heather's Heart said...

You are so adorable! I love how your told your kiddos and what they thought from your drawing...sounds like my kiddos when I draw something!

Heather's Heart

Ashley said...

awww we're naming our son Carson, too!