I was able to hear Baby Snider's heartbeat today! We could hear Baby Snider moving on the doplar but the midwife was having trouble finding the heartbeat. I told Baby Snider "It's ok to come out of hiding, Mommy just wants to hear your heart." And eventually we found the heart beat. So precious! It was fast, but not as fast as I expected from what other people had told me. It was so funny think "This is my baby that I get to hold in a few months!"
Our midwife also showed me how to feel where my uterus was. It's just peeking over the top of my pelvic bone now. This also means I'm getting bigger and I'm not going to stop growing anytime soon; over the next month Baby Snider will quadruple in size!
I've been feeling a whole lot better as I transition into my second trimester. (I'm 1/3 done baking this baby!) Something funny I've noticed; that my sneezes have become truly epic! I'm not sure why, but over the past few weeks I've noticed that whenever I sneeze there is a tremendous amount of force behind them! A circumstance I happen to find hilarious.
Silas bought me some lemons for me to eat to help with the morning sickness, which is mostly gone now, but sometimes makes an appearance when I first get up, or when I forget to take my prenatal vitamin. He bought me this kind I had never seen before called Meyer Lemons. They looks like little oranges and they taste like sweetish lemons. Basically they're amazing. How did I live without them before? I know not. I know not.
A couple people have asked me if I have had any weird cravings, and I can't really say I've had that many. I've had cravings that are unusual for me, such as oreos, which I never was a big fan of before this pregnancy; there's peach yogurt, which I also never liked before this pregnancy. And for some reason it occurred to me that bananas would be amazing on top of pizza - but I never tried it because Silas and Britt wouldn't let me.
There was also the incident with the jar of salsa con queso. I was eating it with chips, out of the jar and I ran out of chips. I considered finish it off with a spoon, but instead I used a couple oreos. Silas was thoroughly disgusted and, I think, regretted buying me both the dip and the oreos, but hey, it was yummy.
Silas is just great about everything. When I'm feeling bad he brings me things home from the store. When my back is hurting he rubs it till it feels better (Seriously, the dude should have been an osteopath). He's like magic. He even made me dinner twice this week! I can't say enough good things about that man.
Here's what my baby belly looks like as of now: