1)spending all our money in restaurants
2)denying myself this fairly healthy craving day after day after day.
So, I did. Who knows how long this particular phase will last, but I'll enjoy it while it does. My last phase featured Peanut Butter M&Ms in large quantities. I have to think that this is better.
In other news, I can feel our baby move these days. I mean, really move, not that little fluttery thing that you don't really recognize or know what it is. (S)he's been wiggling around, and kicking here and there, and it's been such fun. Best of all, since (s)he isn't big enough yet to do much damage, his/her wild cavorting doesn't hurt or bother me at all. I've heard that this is a fleeting period of time though, and soon enough I'll have aching ribs and muscles from all this rambunction. Oh well. I'll enjoy it while it lasts.
And finally, a small triumph. Remember how a few months ago, I received a bunch of maternity clothes via freecycle? Well, what I didn't mention in that post was that the girl who gave them to me is about 4-5 inches shorter than I am. This isn't such a big deal when it comes to shirts and pants (I'm not too proud to wear unfashionable high-water pants for a few short months-so sue me), but she gave me five different dresses, all really cute, all much too short for me. I had just about resigned myself to sending them to the thrift store, or re-freecycling them, when I decided to try my hand at hemming them into shirts.
Now, you might remember that I have a pretty intense sewing aversion. I'm not good at it, I don't enjoy it, and I've had very few good experiences with it. But, all the same, last weekend, I gave it a try. I whipped out my little cordless sewing machine, my scissors, my courage, my sense of humor (most importantly) and went for it. Surprisingly, after a few trials and errors, I was able to hem all but one of the dresses, and they all look pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. The hems aren't store quality (or my mother quality) or anything like that, but I'm pleased with the results. Someday I'll probably post a picture of one or more of them, but since I haven't taken any pictures, today is not that day.
And those are the big items of pregnancy news for now. Eric and I are still in name negotiations. I've lessened (somewhat) in my ardor for the name Abrianna, and now I'm leaning to Christy (spelled with a "C", so she could have the initials of "C.C." I always loved the fact that my initials were C.C. Don't ask me why). For Eric's part, he has moved his attentions from McNeil and Ike to Jack. I could probably go for Jack, but we'll see. Our ultrasound is scheduled for Monday, which can't come soon enough, as far as I'm concerned.
(love those initials!)