2. My sister is insisting that I clear her name--she did not call me "wide" as mentioned in the previous post--she just said that I'm high (I think she meant my stomach, but whatever). My mother, on the other hand, definitely called me wide and can not wiggle out of it. Thanks, mom!
3. Yesterday we went to my niece's baptism in NJ. I wore an overly fancy dress because it's the only dress that still fits me (anyone have maternity clothes that you'd like to pass my way? Spread the word--I'll take anything). The best part of the baptism was the "Prayer of Exorcism" which the deacon said was to get rid of evil or something. Now, I started to giggle, and then Lisa saw me and started laughing, and then I just lost it (see below). I had no idea that Emerson was evil to begin with (she's fairly sweet and not at all threatening), but I'm glad that now she's had her successful exorcism.
The rest of the baptism entertainment was provided by Collin, who interrupted the deacon several times with his favorite phrase "I want to show you something". His best comment came during a particularly wordy prayer, when he shouted out "Stop talking!" Hee hee.
4. A few folks have asked if there's a place here that they can submit name suggestions. I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to make that happen, although I'm thinking that the suggestions may all be things like Dieter Nieder, or other ridiculousness.
The baby is now growing 2 inches every day and needs 1 brownie per day for optimal development. Ok, just kidding--but I'm hungry every 10 minutes, so this is what I tell myself so that I don't feel like a garbage disposal. Suddenly I'm also obsessed with brownies (and I've never been a big chocolate person).
For real, the baby is around 4-4.5" long. Hair and eyebrows are growing in, although the color may change before birth---it's also growing fine hair over its entire body which is supposed to fall out before birth (I certainly hope so). One website says "Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam." I don't know why I would want to shine a flashlight at myself, but ok.
I still can't feel it move, which should happen sometime between 16-24 weeks :)