Time for yet another update! Just like usual, we’re actually 22+4 today, and will be 23 weeks on Sunday! To read other pregnancy posts or updates, they are all under the new Pregnancy tab up top.
So this week has been a bit exciting! It started off with me being a little unsure whether or not I was really feeling her. Last Thursday, I talked to the nurse and expressed concern that I *thought* I was feeling flutters but couldn’t be sure. I told her I really had no idea because I didn’t know what I was supposed to be feeling! She said to not worry and that Adeline was most likely moving around but that I just wasn’t in tune with it, or slowing down enough to pay attention to it. So, over the weekend I made that my goal. I tried to slow down, lay down more, and what do you know! She was definitely dancing around! Saturday afternoon Adam and I were both laying on the couch and I told him I thought she was kicking, so I grabbed his hand real quick and sure enough right after he put his hand on my belly she kicked and his eyes got huge!! I think I mentioned this a few days ago, but it was just too cute! I can’t wait until her movements are even stronger, and move visible. Right now sometimes she’ll kick hard enough and I can see my belly bounce almost, but only if I’m really paying attention. It’s just the neatest thing!
My sweet tooth is still slowly coming back, but nothing like it was pre-pregnancy. I’ve been able to enjoy cookies and ice cream more often, but in small servings. I have also been all about some lemonade, gatorade, Dr. Pepper, and unsweet tea. I’ve been trying to be careful about my caffeine intake, but I’ve found a few days where I just need something to make it through the day. I’m sure Adeline doesn’t mind.
I’ve also noticed that I’m starting to get more and more uncomfortable, especially when it comes to getting up off the couch, or out of the car, or even getting into the car. Having to bend over and squish my belly that’s already full of things that are squished is definitely becoming a more and more noticeable pain, which I know is only going to get worse.
My back is also still killing me at night, and rolling over in bed is sometimes the most painful part of the day! It’s still mostly the right side, like down near where my pelvis and hip meet (?), and if I lay a certain way and move onto it or off of it it’s like a sharp jabbing pain. Argh! Sometimes I think I’ve really hurt it but I know it’s just girlfriend down there pushing everything around and making my pelvis shift. Not fun!
Truckee has been super sweet at night, curling right up against me, as close as she can get. So in that sense, I think she can tell that something’s up, but whenever I put her ear on my belly, it seriously freaks her out! I bet she can hear her in there! Everyone has asked us how we think she’ll be once Addie is here and I think she will be quite motherly, while also, “shut that thing up I will be in the bedroom trying to sleep.” I have no doubt that she will be gentle, and I’m hoping Adam will be able to still give her enough attention so she’s not jealous. I can already see Truckee bringing her bones to Adeline. They are going to be best buds!
I think that’s about it, my high points are below! We’re just groovin’ right along!
Here’s a picture from last night. It’s funny how different I look from the side versus the front, such an illusion, muahaha.
Have a great day, everyone! I’ll be back tonight or tomorrow to review some recent purchases from Pink Blush Maternity! They’ve become my go-to summer wardrobe!