Welcome to our life!

Hi, I'm Allison! I'm a thirtysomething, freshly baked, stay-at-home mom. I'm originally from Connecticut, now living in Germany, hence the name of the blog. I live in southern Germany with my German husband and our baby boy. Life has turned out to be nothing I ever expected, and am so incredibly happy with it! We certainly do have a lot of laughs! I hope you will enjoy following our new experiences raising a little half American/ half German in a little German town.

Dienstag, 5. Juli 2011

14 Weeks

I really enjoyed reading Monique's blog, throughout her pregnancy.  So, I decided to use her weekly update format, which was really concise and good.  This is my first update, and sadly, I have no bump picture, but rest assured friends, I have a noticable bump :)

Hope you enjoy the first of my weekly bump updates

*How far along?: 14 weeks

*Total weight gain: So far, I've gained about 1.3 kilos, or about 2.8 lbs.

*How big is baby?: Today, the baby is the size of a lemon!

Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, and (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth.
From: www.thebump.com

*Maternity clothes?: Not yet, thanks to low-waisted jeans, and some larger shirts that I own.  I have noticed I have a narrowing choice of clothes though that still fit comfortably.

*Sleep?: I'm still a bit tired, but sleeping well. 

*Best moment this week?: Most definately our NT scan, seeing the baby move, and having the doctor tell us that the Erbse is so far, quite healthy.

*Movement?: I haven't felt anything yet.  But, the Erbse was really moving around during the NT scan.  The doctor says we have a very agile and active baby. 

*Food cravings?: Watery fruit, salads

*Labor signs?: Fortunately, not yet

*Belly button in or out?: Innie.

*What I miss: eating cheese without checking to see if its pasteurized
*What I'm looking forward to: Feeling the Erbse move

*Milestone: NT scan last week, as well as the second trimester!


Inspector Clouseau hat gesagt…

Perfume factory in Grasse. I spent time at Molinard. Had a great time.

Nice work. I came across your blog while “blog surfing” using the Next Blog button on the blue Nav Bar located at the top of my blogger.com site. I frequently just travel around looking for other blogs which exist on the Internet, and the various, creative ways in which people express themselves. Thanks for sharing.

JoernandAllison hat gesagt…

Thank you for the kind complement. It can be difficult to keep with a blog, but when people stop by with kind words, it always provides a little motivation.
Glad you enjoyed your time at the perfume factory, they are fascinating!