I think it's gradually been sneaking up on me, but I'm starting to (physically) feel pregnant. Jen says I'm obsessed with my lower stomach, but it's just so STRANGE to me that it's sticking out now. I can't suck it in. It makes my pants increasingly uncomfortable. It feels like I'm laying on a ball when I'm in bed (breaking the lying on my stomach habit is a work in progress). It's just so STRANGE.
The reality that there is a tiny little person growing inside of my still hasn't completely sunk in. I notice myself touching my stomach more and talking/thinking to the baby from time to time. I think the fact that there is a being inside will settle in when I start to feel movement. Aside from a few early flutters I haven't felt anything yet. Not that I'm concerned. It's still very early for that.
The Bean (briefly) wore his "best big bro" t-shirt at our party on the weekend. It took people a while to notice, and even then quite a few people didn't pick up on it. I think we managed to fill everyone in by the time things were wrapping up. Of course, paranoid me, then updated the event page on FaceBook to thank people for coming and ask them to please keep the "big news" off our walls as it still isn't news we want shared publicly. Only the settings on the event page were wonky and it ended up posting to everyone on my friends list. I took it down as soon as I realized my mistake --about 12 hours later. I know for sure one woman from work saw it, but I asked her to please not inquire as I can't say anything. I'm sure she's put it together, but she was understanding. I really hope my three other co-workers didn't see it. No inquisitive messages from them, so I'm hoping for the best. I really could kick myself over that one.
My appetite seems to be kicked up a notch. My nails are growing at a super-human rate. And, though my eczema has really cleared up since I became pregnant, just in this past week my blepharitis (dry skin around my eyes) seems to be much worse.
I think that's about all the updates for now. A back posted seventeen month update should be coming later this week. The Bean has been so fun and adorable but increasingly challenging these past few months. We've broken out some toddler parenting books. But more on that in his update.