Wednesday, April 17, 2013

26 weeks { bump }

Wow, another week down.... some fly by, and others just move along as slow as a snail... thankfully the last few have flown by. I can hardly believe that in a week, I'll be in my 3rd trimester, but I'll be so thankful for that as well. I'm getting to that point where I'm ready to meet her... and I still have so many weeks ahead of me. I'm excited for her to continue to grow, and feel her kicks... but I won't lie, the growing part, is taking a major toll on my body. A toll, that I wasn't really prepared for. I have an extremely short torso, and I just feel like there's absolutely no room for her. In fact, she kicks me and digs into my ribs on a constant basis, that I feel like she's revolting against her living quarters. "There's no room in this inn!" Something tells me she's going to be a long baby. The last few nights have been tough getting good rest. Every time I lay on one side, I have shooting/stabbing pains on my opposite side's rib... and then when I turn to the opposite side, the same thing happens, but to the opposite side's rib. She's digging and snuggling up so closely to my ribs, that I'm so scared she's going to crack one, one of these days. I definitely have some serious bruising from her.

But, I won't completely complain in this post... what all that above means, is that she's growing, and doing exactly what she needs to be doing! Before next weeks bump update, I have my glucose test (yuck!) and tomorrow I get to see the little bug in an ultrasound. Hoping to hear good news about my placenta... or at least an update. With how high she's been... I'm hopeful that it's moved up some.

She still sleeps away the day in my belly, unless I'm munching on a piece of fruit... and is awake and "at it" aka kicking, all night. Not much sleep for this Mama... but it's okay. I'm being prepared for her arrival and the night time feedings. Thankfully, the other little one, is such a BIG helper, and always wants me to rest. I honestly have been blessed with the sweetest little girl... Charlotte has the biggest heart ever. Just today, we were eating our strawberry snack on our front porch bench, and all she wanted to do was rest her hand on my belly, to feel her little sister kick while she ate her snacks. Every time my belly shook (baby likes fruit), Charlotte would giggle, and say that baby must really like the strawberries. I couldn't be more excited to see how she interacts with this baby when she comes out.

Cravings: Fruit... and more fruit... and even more fruit. Seriously, I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I'm loving at least one glass of milk each day, and occasionally want to eat a bar of chocolate.

Turn Offs: .... nothing at this point...

Daddy's thoughts on the pregnancy thus far: He's quiet this week... I think he just wants me to stop complaining about her rib jabs.

Charlotte's thoughts on the pregnancy thus far: "She's coming out tomorrow..." Oh how I wish little girl...

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