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.

Donnerstag, 25. August 2011

21 Weeks

How far along?: 20 weeks

*Total weight gain: still 7 lbs.
*How big is baby?: The baby is the size of a banana.

Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are most interested in tastes they've already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.
 *Maternity clothes?: Most definitely, tank tops and t-shirts for length!  I put on my shorts today, and well, I hope the heat breaks soon, it was a struggle!

*Sleep?:  I'm tossing and turning quite a bit.  I get uncomfortable on my left side, so I flip on my right for a few minutes, then back to my left.  When I wake up again, its time for another few minute break on my back, but I don't fall asleep this way.  Blargh!

*Best moment this week?:  Feeling the Erbse move while sitting, not just when I am laying down!

*Movement?: Feeling Erbse move when I sit and lay down.
*Food cravings?: fruit, veggies

*Labor signs?: Too early!

*Belly button in or out?: Ouchie!  Still an innie, but the scar from my surgery that is in my belly button must be stretching.  It really hurts!

*What I miss: not having to bend over to see my feet

*What I'm looking forward to: more Erbse kicks!

*Milestone: Breaking past the halfway point.  Its all downhill, until I become a mountain, from here!


gruberstoni hat gesagt…

das Problem mit dem Schlafen kenn ich :)
Ich habe mir ein Stillkissen gekauft und auf der Seite geschlafen und dabei das Kissen umarmt ;) hört sich komisch an war aber sehr bequem! Das Affenmotiv finde ich echt süß wenn du noch niedliche Accessories suchst schau mal bei www.verbaudet.de vorbei!
Liebe Grüße von Madeleine aus der Oberpfalz

Bargain Becky hat gesagt…

You're so cute! Hope you enjoy the "last half"! Get your sleep now while you can! ;)

JoernandAllison hat gesagt…

Madeleine- thank you for the tip! I'm really hoping to figure out how to get comfortable soon. I have a Stillkissen, I should try it out tonight!

Becky- thanks :) I wish you could "bank" sleep. I know I am going to miss it!