It’s getting closer and closer and closer….!!!
What I am loving about my bump this week is that it is full of lumps! I guess because there is less space in there and because the babe is growing big that his limbs, butt and body make shapes on the outside all the time now. They aren’t so obvious that you can see the imprint of a leg or foot, but you can most definitely feel them – hard little knobs. Nearly all the lumps are on my upper right side, just under my ribs. So I’m assuming I’m feeling lots of legs, knees and butts. My favorite one to feel is a pointy knee! I’m surprised my uterus can stretch that much to feel them so clearly. I have tried to feel his little head down there, but I think it’s buried deep inside. I’m still feeling hiccups waaaay down in the deep depths of my body.
Matt and I have started called him “The Gloop” because of the noise Matt makes to animate his shifts in position. “Gloooooop” – imagine a noise you’d make to imitate swimming through jello!
My body seems to change minute by minute. One minute I feel small and firm and then next minute I feel huge and….like I’ve gained a lot of weight. Same with photos! Sometimes I feel like I look the same with a basketball strapped on, and other times I feel like you can see this pregnancy on every inch of my body. I actually feel some of my best when I’m at the gym – and some of my worst when I’m dressed up (I think dresses are the least becoming clothing right now). I’m definitely getting excited mentally about returning to my healthy body (version 2.0 at least). While I can’t say I haven’t enjoyed this whole year so far, I really do miss my old life at times – getting up at 7 to run, long bike rides with Matt, wine tastings…
Feeling really good physically!! Back is OK, sleeping is good. Even last week’s heat wave didn’t bother me too much. People keep asking me if it’s been a lot worse because I am pregnant and my response is that unless my stomach is attracting the sunshine more than usual, I’m about as hot as I would have been before! That and I get sweat rings on my belly button now : ) [Omg, you STILL can’t see the bottom of my belly button! It’s come out nearly an inch circumference and the bottom is still no where to be found!]
I will say I’ve noticed a difference in my intestines….slowing down. But that’s all the details I’m going to share : ) Just something to note since I haven’t had any difference from pre-pregnancy until now. I’m guessing things are just running out of space. My abs still hurt : (
I have started to waddle just a bit at times – like when I’m just getting up and walking away. Getting up from a cushy sofa is hard (because of no ab strength!) and getting up from the floor takes me longer than it used to, but all in all, feeling good! No trouble breathing, eating, heartburn, etc. I’m feeling pretty lucky.
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