It's finally here. I have a small bump. (That's you in there, you know!) Sometimes your dad puts his hand on it and says, "Hi, Baby!" Sometimes I rub it and say, "What's up with these cramps, Baby?" I'm so excited to have some physical evidence of you. (You know, besides the nausea and vomiting, which has really subsided, now that my fabulous doctor has prescribed Zofran!)
I can't stop eating, Baby. I'm sure you're happy about that. Breakfast cereal (with milk, of course) is a staple for me these days. I had been eating Fruity Pebbles, but then I figured that there must have been a reason my mom (your Memeré) didn't let me eat that as a kid (except when it counted as Vacation Cereal, which you will experience when you're old enough to eat solids), so I switched over to Berry Berry Kix. I'm also eating a lot of apples and peanut butter, yogurt, and Wasa crackers with cheese. Yum.
I'm wearing maternity pants now! They are awesome, baby. They're like jeans with a big elastic band that goes all the way up to my ribs. I love these pants. They are not stylish, so to speak, and they are quite big on me, but they are awfully cozy!
On Saturday, your dad and I drove to Ware to see Memeré, Ooompa, Uncle Michael, Auntie Nancy, and your cousin Autumn. Nancy is pregnant with your cousin Robert, and I got to feel him kick! It was pretty amazing. I can't wait until you start kicking, too! We exchanged birthday presents (Nancy and I have birthdays that are very close together), and we spent a great day all together as a big family, looking at old photos and talking. It was a good day to remember your Peperé (my dad) and Great Grandmother (my Memeré Plouffe), who are in Heaven, looking out for you.
On Wednesday, your dad and I are going to the doctor's so I can have another ultrasound. We can't wait to see you jumping around in there! It always feels like a sneak preview or something, and I get so excited every time we get to see you. You'll be here with us in 176 days (give or take a few), and we can't wait to meet you!