Since my update last week, I’ve felt baby kick nearly every day. What an amazing feeling. Sometimes it feels like a muscle twitch, at other times it’s more like a knock. Sometimes closer to my lower abdomen, sometimes near my belly button. Sometimes light, sometimes stronger. I love that feeling when I’m standing. It’s like, hi mama, I’m having fun in here. It’ll be so exciting when Peter can finally feel it too.
Baby and I have been up to some things in the past week. We’ve been working out together, we’ve been car-hunting for uncle Stevie, we’ve listened to some lullabies, we’ve worked on baby’s knitted blanket, and we’ve been very creative. You know, I have the advantage of double-brainpower now haha. Well, that is except for the little moments of PB. We’ve also played some games together. Our little one is going to be such a game-geek lol.
So, other than that, a good day of Runebound, and a delicious, grilled meal baby and I enjoyed at grandma and pa’s place, not much has been going on this week. We’re still trying to figure out who our back-up midwife will be, so we can see her and then finally schedule the gender u/s. I can’t waaaaiiiit.
I guess my belly is growing bigger. I keep getting comments about it, although I don’t see it that much. I guess I just see myself too often. Well, I wonder what can be done about that…?! hah! My weight has been all over the place during the past week, so I can’t really tell how much I’ve gained. I have had the pleasure of experiencing another set of pains. I’m still getting round ligament pain every now and then, cramps have been there rather frequently, and recently been getting a little stronger. Added new to that is tailbone pain, which I don’t get often, but mostly if I sit for extended periods of time – and so, here’s a writer, not supposed to sit for too long, gaaah! It’s not an excruciating pain, but it’s there sometimes. Also, I’ve had some lower back pain once or twice.
Did I mention we got some more maternity clothes a while ago? They’re awesome. Soooo comfortable. I’ll probably need to get some more in another 2-4 weeks or so. So far some of my regular clothes still fit.
Not much more to say really. Here are my latest belly pics (18w2d):
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