I have become a supreme stroller stalker! I’m checking out the form and brand of every stroller I pass. It’s so funny to me how I never gave strollers a glance just a few months ago and now they are so relevant to my life. I’m tempting to stop moms and ask them their thoughts on their strollers, but because of the nature of strollers, they are usually on the go.
[Racing moms, July 2010]
I’m also checking out kids! Little babies in strollers, toddlers in cute outfits (and throwing tantrums!) and elementary school age kids with their cute haircuts. I’m starting to wonder more and more what my baby will be like when its older, and of course as a newborn too.
[Hi Kate, Nate + Liam!]
Lastly, I’ve been checking out other pregnant women. Most of them have big bumps and are clearly in their third trimesters. I wonder if they can tell them my torso is rounding out. When I’m next to a pregnant woman in a line or other stagnant position, I often ask her how far along she is. This starts a conversation when I tell her I’m 16 weeks. I’m new to this though, and is that an appropriate question to ask!? Do you pregnant moms get tired of the conversation from strangers, even if they are other pregnant women sharing excitement?
I often wonder too if there are women at my gym or my neighbors who have noticed my physical change and are suspecting, or if everything is still way too subtle for anyone else to notice. Because my friends and family sure do!
I woke up with a little of what I think is round ligament pain this morning. My whole stomach was just sore. Not in an ab workout way, but in a deep all-over way. I’m finding myself rubbing my belly a bit this week, although it’s not so much rubbing a big belly as just cupping a tiny mound!
I’ve also noticed that when I wake up from sleeping, I have this tendency to want to stretch my stomach and arch up into an upward facing dog. But sometimes, when I do this when I’m half asleep, it feels like I’m going to rip my ligaments in half! I’m not quite sure how to stop this.
I’m generally sleeping on my side now, either with a pillow or the snoogle body pillow at home. But something I’ve noticed is that it’s hard for me to roll over. It almost feels like I don’t want to use my ab muscles so I do a lot of scooting my hips around rather than the traditional rolls I used to do that use more core strength. I don’t know if it’s because my stomach/round ligaments are more sore or what, but it’s definitely a change in sleeping pattern.
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