Friday, August 10, 2012
So just last week I reported I had a growth spurt. So why do I look so small in that picture then? (FYI, that is my pregnancy journal "The Belly Book" but you can hardly see it and I couldn't edit it...and I'm too lazy to take another picture...and I just don't care!) Eh, whatever! Baby is definitely growing but I'm not in the I'm-so-big-I-feel-like-a-whale stage of pregnancy. But, as they say...the golden trimester is over...and soon sleep will dwindle, pain and discomfort will increase (as will trips to the bathroom), and then the whole "ticking time bomb" feeling of when is this baby actually gong to come.
So I tripped and fell a couple of weeks ago. Don't run in Crocs on cement in a rush to turn off the hose outside...when you're pregnant. You might trip and get a nasty case of road rash on your knee. Heartburn has made a couple appearances again and I have started my 3rd #SheReadsTruth bible study, we're reading a chapter of Proverbs a day until it's finished - so, 31 days! Sigh...I know I'll look back at this picture when Squishy is here and hate that I was getting such good sleep!
I had a really great appointment on Tuesday. My BP was up (for me) a little bit 120/69 but I know it was because I had Braden with me and was urging him to be on his best behavior while in Dr. Maseka's office! Baby's heart rate was 144 and I am measuring a week behind at 26 cm but that is par for the course as I've always measured a week behind. It's just a guestimate for growth anyway. Trust me, baby is growing! Squishy is SO active. WAY more active than Big Brother ever was still. I've seen a few limbs roll across my belly now, and in all honesty it's cool - but the creepiest feeling ever!
I had been feeling really sore and achy lately, but today I've felt really good. Like really good. No aches, no pains...had a wonderful massage. And no, I don't feel good just because of the massage, but that sure helps a LOT. I just feel so much pressure down there at times, it's like my body knows what it's getting ready to do and everything's loosening up and stretching already. It is 100% worse when I'm at work and on my feet all day/evening...so I am looking forward to and NOT feeling guilty at all about taking an early maternity leave at 30 weeks.
Here's a belly comparison from last time to this time.