cravings & such: same ol' stuff. the usual snacks and healthiness...with a weekly [or more] date night, big meal splurge.
the bump: solid. a solid ball of baby. a swirling, waving, kicking solid ball of baby.
cool & cute things: she is packing on the pounds. but doctor says that she does appear to be on the smaller side of the scale. i mean, her folks aren't exactly giants, so... she is close to 5 1/4 pounds now and about 18 inches long. honestly, i don't know how 18 inches of baby is curled up inside the "ball" but she is doing it. hurray for the incredible yoga baby!
new things: baby girl is shedding most of the downy hair that has covered her body, as well as the vernix [white, waxy stuff that coats and protects the skin while she floats in the amniotic fluid...it keeps her from coming out all prune-y]. baby is ingesting these things [gross. don't worry, we will improve upon that menu soon, my dear] to help practice her digestion and to create her first bowel movement. get fired up for baby bowel movements folks!
meaningful moments: organizing tiny baby clothes! all those onesies and tiny pants and kimonos and leggings and socks. teeny tiny and just itching for a baby to fill them out. well, not itching...they are getting a gentle and soothing tumble in safe-for-baby-skin wash. soft, soft, soft.
the countdown: 28 days
current size: a crenshaw melon [whatever that is]. sounds fancy. like a melon with a british accent.