cravings & such:  yes, the cheese love is still happening.  and i have really been wanting cold things which is more of a necessity in this hideous summer heat than a craving.  but i have been sucking back the nutrient-loaded smoothies whenever possible.

the bump:  i think it has become a bit more obvious.  i had my first "point and clap" the other day from a sweet older lady in our church.  she saw me standing at the back of the church and enthusiastically pointed at my belly, clapped her hands, and mouthed "congratulations".  so, it's official.  i am noticeably a preggo.

cool & cute things:  muscles and lungs are continuing to mature and baby's head is growing bigger to make room for her developing brain.  okay, while i want you to have a big, strong, awesome brain for storing lots of words and smarts...please, please do not have a giant head.  have you seen your papa's noggin?  it is serious.  and while we are on the subject of genetic traits, i just want you to know that these are the things that keep me up at night.  thoughts of a giant-headed, broad-shouldered, strong-chinned, monster-calfed baby, strong-willed, mischievous baby. 

new things:  miss elinor weighs about 2.5 pounds and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel.  this trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in baby's hardening skeleton each day.  keep the cheese and yogurt coming!

meaningful moments:  buying the rocking chair!  oh, the hours that we will spend together in that little corner of your room.  can't wait.

the countdown:  77 days!

current size:  a butternut squash