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owl always love you.

travis and i bought some plain, white onesies and fabric markers today.  since we don’t know the sex yet, we’re trying to keep them neutral.  this is my first attempt:

nothing too special.  i wanted to keep it pretty cute.

today i am 16 weeks.  baby is the size of an avocado at 4.5 inches from head to rump.  i find this disturbing, as every time i think about my child, i start craving guacamole.  the big development this week is that baby’s ears are in place and he/she should be able to hear us talk!

tonight’s post is a short one.  i got very little sleep last night (only 45 terrible minutes) due to a combination of frequenting the potty and one very vocal neighborhood dog.  travis and auggie can sleep through anything, but i am not so lucky in this respect.  oh well.  i suppose nights like that will prepare me for this little one’s arrival.  i may change my tune a week in, but right now i’m strangely looking forward to those late night feedings.  i can’t wait for those moments when the world is quiet and still, and it’s just me and the baby, looking at each other.  it’s going to be amazing.

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life savers.

this is post is all about the products and foods that have saved my life (or at least my stomach/sanity) through my pregnancy so far.

–saltines.  some days, especially early on, these were the only thing that tasted good and the only thing that stayed down.

–tazo organic spicy ginger tea.  this tea is amazing.  it has no caffeine, and tastes purely of ginger with a hint of orange peel.  sipping a cup of this tea always helps my nausea.

–pomegranate juice.  i mix it with an equal part of sparkling water and drink it from a red wine glass.  it makes me not miss my almost nightly glass of wine.

–simply lemonade with salt.  run a lemon along the rim of a low ball glass, dip in salt, pour in simply lemonade and enjoy!  it’s so good, especially with mexican food.  i will be trying this with simply limeade soon.

–lavender bubble bath.  i take a warm bath every night before bed, and this makes the experience all the more soothing.

–sleeping with a second pillow.  i put the additional pillow between my knees.  it helps me stay asleep and prevents me from rolling onto my stomach.  i am a chronic stomach sleeper.

–unisom.  when i feel particularly nauseous or restless, i take half of one.  it’s completely safe to take during pregnancy and is an anti-nausea and sleep-aid all in one tiny pill.  it easily breaks in half, is uncoated (so it works quickly), and is small enough for me to take without water.

so there it is.  my basic list of pregnancy essentials.  what worked/works for you during your pregnancy? i’m always looking for suggestions of new things to try!