Dear Gummy Bear –
I can’t believe I still have so much energy. Your mommy is up early every morning, and itching to tidy and clean the house, get things done. Daddy….not so much.
I can feel you moving almost all day, every day now. You especially like to dance when I’m sitting at my desk at work. I’ll keep the Pandora tunes coming for you. Still no real unpleasant symptoms. I’ve had a little bit of acid reflux, but Dr. K prescribed some Zantac and it’s working like a charm.
We’re right on track with your weight gain too. We’ve hit the 15 pound mark, which is average for 24 weeks, and my belly is steadily expanding. The lady behind the register at the grocery store told me today that I look like I’m controlling my weight well for being 6 months along. Yes, I was buying a block of cheese and a box of Fudgesicles. Granted I didn’t ask for her opinion… we’ll count that as our first piece of unsolicited advice from a stranger!
Mommy’s had a little bit of pregnancy brain. I went to the grocery store last week, and was using my cell phone as a calculator to compare prices. I was almost finished… wrapped up in the bread aisle (English muffins were buy one get two free!) and headed into frozen. I reached for my phone… and it was gone. Absolute panic set in. I searched the cold case, and my purse, and the floor… and then backtracked to the bakery, praying I’d just set it down and it hadn’t grown legs yet.
Finally I walked up to a complete stranger and asked her if she would be nice enough to call my phone, to see if I could hear it. She was very sweet, and sure enough, we could hear it ringing somewhere in the cart. Sweet baby, forgive me – I blamed my absentmindedness on you. She was really nice about it all but oh, I felt silly.
Your daddy and I went and bought beer last night – real stuff for him and St. Pauli Girl NA for me. It actually tasted really good, and took care of the beer craving!
Tonight we tested the walls in your room to see if the paneling would come off of the plaster cleanly, and wonder of wonders! It looks like it will be a success to tear it down and just paint instead of covering it all with drywall. This means the project will cost much less, and will be done much sooner!
Tomorrow your grandma is coming to play. We’re going to visit the fabric store and make your curtains.
Love you, baby.