One of my students at BSC said she enjoys checking the blog to see how big baby Moss is in relation to fruit and vegetables. I'm happy to report that at 15 weeks, baby Moss is now about four inches long, about the size of a big lemon or a small apple. He or she weighs about 2. 5 ounces now. I am feeling much better, but keep forgetting that my energy level is not what is would be before pregnancy, and have overdone it several days this past week. The result is a very restless night's sleep and a very painful back and tummy. My fault, I know.
A friend at work let me borrow a baby doll from her five year old daughter, to help Little Philip begin to recognize that another baby is on the way. I carefully swaddled the baby doll and let Little Philip hold the baby. This particular baby doll has blinking eyes that shut when baby is horizontal and open with baby is vertical. This was too much fun for Little Philip, who promptly began clawing the the baby's eyes to force them open and shut. Not a good sign. We then rocked the baby to sleep and put baby on Philip's bed. At first, he was not pleased with sharing the bed but then gently began to pat the baby's back, even offering his "lovies" Blue and Brown Dog, insisting of covering the baby with both the white cover (white silky) and blue covers (knit blanket). I decided to end on this good moment rather than dwell on my son potentially clawing the real baby's eyes to make them open and shut.