It's amazing how the time seems to be flying through this pregnancy... it's pretty sad, really. When I was pregnant with Marley, I definitely felt like I had "time" to enjoy the pregnancy... and it's not that this one isn't being enjoyed... it's just that I'm SO busy with Marley and Charlotte, that I go most of the day without even thinking I'm pregnant. Then boom... I lie in bed, and I feel little bug's kicks. During the day, the girls have my attention, but as soon as I'm ready for bed, and my feet are up and I'm resting, that's when this little boy wants my attention. He loves to show off during that time... and even Daddy was able to feel him for quite some movements the other night. Those movements are getting stronger and stronger each day.. and I've felt him twist and turn recently (always makes my stomach a little uneasy- like butterflies for a few seconds).
In 2 weeks, I'll start my regular 2 week checkups with the midwife, instead of 4 in between... which makes reality kick in, that it's getting closer and closer to his due date. I'm about 10 lbs up on the scale... which feels like a lot, because of the weight that was never lost from Marley... but, I just need to be okay with it. Back to back pregnancies is pretty brutal on the body. I knew it was going to be rough, but wasn't sure how rough on my body... now I know. I'm sure the fact that I'm tending to a 10 month old doesn't help too much.
I was carrying lower for awhile, but recently I've started to feel the stretch back up in my ribs and kicks seem to be moving higher... which means, he has found ROOM to move around. Those growing stretches are so not fun, but with him moving up a little higher, I feel more relief on my hip and lower ligaments... but now, it makes breathing a little more difficult!
Cravings: Nectarines and icey pops.... really anything ice. I can pretty much crunch on ice all day long. I was the same way with Marley... so it doesn't surprise me, that this little bug loves it as well.
Turn-Offs: coffee is still forced down...
Daddy's thoughts on the pregnancy thus far: I think he enjoys the trips to the ice cream store, just about as much as I do.
Charlotte's thoughts on the pregnancy thus far: Daddy is going to have to take a bath with baby boy, because they will have the same "parts"... just like you, me and Marley take a bath, because we are girls." ... oh dear girl... you and your thinking.
Marley's thoughts on the pregnancy thus far: She likes to "pet" my belly... I doubt she understands that there's a baby inside (until he makes his grand appearance)... I think she thinks I'm just fat.