cravings & such:  i suppose i am getting more picky-choosey.  we are used to planning our meals for the week and lately, i have been finding myself inspired to eat things that we didn't exactly plan for that particular week.  i think i need to build some flex nights into our menu plans to accommodate my "i kinda feel like a salad tonight instead of chicken curry..." moods.

the bump:  well, i am trying to keep up with the ever-growing bump.  sometimes i forget that it is there and try to do things like i would have pre-bump.  silly me.  one great example?  i burned my belly on the iron the other day while i was trying to get some wrinkles out of my shirt as i was rushing out the door.  i kinda lost my belly-depth-perception there.  oops.

* and don't worry mom, it was really mild.  everything is okay.

cool & cute things:  baby weighs in at 2 1/4 pounds and measures 14.8 inchese from head to heels.  baby can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes.  i hope they are just fabulous! 

new things:  with increasingly developed eyesight, baby girl may be able to see the light that filters in through the womb.  i wonder if miss elinor will get my eyesight or ben's?  a little toddler with sassy frames?  pretty cute.  baby girl is also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

meaningful moments:  writing shower dates in my dayplanner.  my daily wanderings into her room, just to visit.  hanging her cute prints on the wall!

the countdown:  84 days to go!

current size: the weight of a chinese cabbage.