13 weeks, 18 weeks, and spring!

So, technically it’s already been over a MONTH since my last post on Cleatus the fetus, which just goes to show how fast this whole baby thing is progressing. Here’s what’s been going on since you saw us last:

Baby bump at 13 weeks

Ok, I’m going to put a cute round onion pic at 17 weeks because the 18 week one is a gross hairy sweet potato that looks really obscene.

17 weeks, 5 days, new bangs!

So, I’ve been able to feel baby kick and squirm believe it or not. Its started with a little gurgling and fluttering (like gas!) lol, but then there would be times I would feel some definite poking going on around in there. Pretty trippy, if you ask me. Nausea is subsiding, but migraines and heartburn are in full effect. YEAH!

We are just starting to work on the nursery, so there will be a post on that soon. David is super excited and is in serious nesting mode (or should I say scraping, retexturing, painting mode) In the meantime, enjoy more spring redbud pics! I LOVE AUSTIN IN THE SPRING.

Hanami

It is cherry blossom (Sakura) season in Japan right now.  Hanami, the custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, usually happens between March and May, and thousand of Japanese head to the parks to hold parties under the flowering trees until late into the night. Sakura blooms themselves only last about one week in one place, and from what I’ve read on my Couchsurfing.com Tokyo forum, there are some travelers who plan on “chasing” them for 6-7 weeks from south to north Japan to extend Hanami. HOW COOL IS THAT?

I was saddened by this, as we are in Texas at the moment, and not in Japan. But to my delight, our Redbuds are blooming right now in our own backyard! It almost seems that overnight, the hot pink blooms have doubled in quantity, on cue,  just for me. So, although we aren’t able to officially join Hanami in Japan, I am going to have a little party by myself under my Redbud, right here in good ole Texas…

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Texas Redbud