Happy Friday ya’ll!
Time for another weekly update. We’ll be 24 weeks on Sunday! 6 months?! What?! I can’t believe we’re almost to July, time is FLYING.
This week I’ve noticed what feels like quite a bit of growth. And with that came the first feelings of self-consciousness this pregnancy. Adam caught me a couple times saying, “ugh I just feel so big,” or “I don’t like the way I look in that picture,” etc, and he gently and sweetly reminded me, once again, that I am growing a human INSIDE OF ME and that in and of itself is beautiful. I know it’s normal to have feelings like this, but up until this point I had really been able to brush them off.
I’ve also noticed an increase in how much I’m peeing! (TMI?) It is seriously constant. Like, how is it possible to go, and then not even 5 minutes later have to go again. I just don’t even know! And I know it’s only going to get worse, so I’ve decided I’m just going to be a peeing machine and embrace it!
Adeline was definitely movin’ and groovin’ this week, and I’ve loved it! It’s been so neat to feel her moving around, and bizarre at the same time! I swear it feels like she’s doing the worm in my belly sometimes, but those dance skills did NOT come from her mama. There have been a few times at work where I can see her moving, and it typically is either in the mid to late morning, or after lunch. I’ve tried to get Adam to feel it a couple times at home, but usually as soon as I tell him she’s moving, she stops. Of course!
As far as how I’m feeling physically, I feel pretty good! That’s always, without a doubt, the first question anybody asks. Other than feeling like I have to pee all the time, feeling a strange alien move around in my belly, feeling hungry 24/7, feeling like sometimes my hormones make me want to punch someone in the face or cry at the drop of a hat, feeling like my lower back and pelvis have dislocated from my body, feeling nervous about being a parent, feeling worrisome about the health of the baby and prayerful that she is healthy when she’s born, feeling frustrated that I can’t run or be as active as I want to be, feeling uncomfortable even to tie my shoes, feeling scared to death that I am going to have to keep another human being other than myself alive, feeling anxious about birthing a giant object through a not giant hole or having it literally cut and yanked out of me, feeling unsure of how I’m going to feel and function after the baby arrives, and feeling beyond excited, thrilled, thankful, ecstatic, and blessed, I’m doing pretty great! Thanks for asking!
Here are the rest of the highlights from the week:
Last night we headed out for a short walk as the sun was setting, and I couldn’t believe how tight my t-shirt has gotten!!! AH! This t-shirt is usually plenty roomy on me! You can’t tell in the picture but I am almost showing some skin because it’s so short now. Scandalous! I asked Adam to take a quick picture to possibly commemorate the last time I wore one of my favorite t-shirts.
Drrr. I know, my finest moment.
Have a great weekend!!
What are you doing this weekend?