Here I am at weeks 15 and 16. At 15 I am holding an orange because according to the bump.com our baby was the size of a navel orange at that point. This week our baby is the size of an avocado. The website also said that the baby is starting to hear our voices!
While Joel took the picture of me this week he accused me of pushing my belly out! I assured him that I was not and then showed him how I am literally incapable of doing that right now because my belly is already stretched to the max!
It has been funny to see my students reactions to my growing belly. Some come right out and say things like, "Next week you are going to look like you swallowed a beach ball," while others think they are secretly stealing glances! Several fifth graders have become obsessed with the fact that I could go into labor while I am at school teaching them and another is insistent I have to tell her AS SOON as I know if it is a boy or a girl.
High points of the last two weeks: Joel starting to touch my belly more :-) It is crazy to think that as we lay in bed falling asleep that our baby is there with us too. I can't wait for them to actually be here so we can snuggle them. I can't wait to stare at them and try to memorize all the little details that make them unique.
Low point of the last two weeks: As of last week I am completely off of my anxiety and depression medications due to the small risk they may harm the baby. The last couple of days have been tough. I have felt overwhelmed and emotional. I have also slept 11 or 12 hours a night. I am hoping it is just my body adjusting to the changes and that I will feel better soon. Mostly I am praying that our baby will not inherit the depression from me. I hope that they never feel "Crazy" like this.