Ok, I told you that the pictures didn't transfer well. They are both profiles of the baby's head. The bottom picture is with his hand's in front of his face, sucking his thumb.
In addition to my care being different here, so far, this pregnancy has been pretty different. I wasn't near as nauseous during the first trimester, though nausea has clung a little bit this time, hopefully that will improve. Since I wasn't as ill, I was able to keep exercising this time, instead of taking a bit of a break to lie on the couch and puke. I do not yet have heartburn. (Keeping my fingers crossed, and I should probably not have mentioned it.) I am not craving ice cream, (which I wanted last time EVERY DAY) or anything in particular really. I even have ice cream that I'm pretty sure is bad in my freezer (While reading this, my father is thinking "this is not my daughter." Ice cream was NEVER thrown away in our house.) For a couple of weeks, I wanted chocolate, but not necessarily good chocolate. Mostly chocolate milk, though I would have been happy to eat a pan of brownies as well. Occasionally, I MUST HAVE something in particular, like the salami sandwiches at the backerei across from the hospital (Yes, I said salami. I would never have eaten them before, but the combination of yummy bread, cucumber, and the cream cheese spread is just incredible.) I have gained approximately the same weight that I had at this time with Ashlyn, and I started feeling the baby move during the same week. That was last week, and that is really the most incredible feeling. He (pretend that is a gender neutral term, I just can't say "it") moves more and more every day, but it is still too faint for Allen to feel. I was a little worried that I hadn't felt the baby earlier, since I'd read that you often feel the baby sooner in the second pregnancy. Oh, and I also have problems sleeping this pregnancy, both getting to sleep and staying asleep.
(I didn't think I'd gotten much bigger this month. Guess I was wrong.)