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19 Weeks

...aaaand I'm back to having my photographer. Lookit my belly!!

I spent the day clearing out Ava's room. I may or may not have bought 4 rugs. I laid them all out to see which ones I liked best. Pearl helped me decide that this one was the keeper:

As soon as I laid it out, I went to the window and as soon as I turned around, there she was.

Whoring herself all over it. Ha!

And here is miss Ava! All 18.5 weeks of her!

She was in the same position as last time, nestled up against the placenta, but this time she decided to turn her head so we could see her! She liked to move her arms around and cross them over her face. At one point she held on to the umbilical cord, which is laying across her. I think she has her daddy's mouth. 

The ultrasound tech said she is laying transversely, instead of the typical breech or head down orientation, which would explain why I mostly feel her kicks on my right side. We watched her move around for a bit. She was on her back instead of on her head this time, but she kept tucking her legs up, so it looked like she was trying to somersault back onto her head. Silly girl!

I have my next doctor appointment next week, and then the anatomy scan the week after. I could not imagine still not knowing the gender for another 2 weeks - I am SO glad we opted to do the 4D!

I got my first real "craving" the other day. At 6:15 in the morning. I had randomly woken up, and Chris was getting ready for work. I said to him, "Don't hot wings with ranch sound really good?!"

He was a bit shocked. One, that I was awake, and two, that I wanted chicken wings first thing in the morning. He laughed and said, "Well nobody is open right now!".

"I know. But doesn't that sound so good though?"

And then I went back to sleep.

I didn't get my wings until a few days later...and man, were they good! I made them myself with a yummy asian slaw:

It was exactly what I was dreaming of. And then I dropped one on the carpet. Dang it.

I think it is safe to say that I now crave sweet AND salty...tonite I really am wanting some dessert. We had an early dinner tonite because we were both hungry at 4:30. I made beef stroganoff and green beans. I am planning on blogging that recipe later - it is amazing! And ever since we have finished dinner, I have been wanting some brownies.

Or cookies.

Or a root beer float.

Or cake.

This is going to get difficult if I want this every night! Sometimes chocolate milk will satisfy the craving.

Not tonite!


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