I’m breaking my monthly-only pregnancy updates because some what-feel-like momentous things have happened lately. And I’m not just talking about the size of my growing belly.
Yesterday I came home after church for a quick lunch before running off to youth group, but my body would not have it. When I got up to get ready to leave, my sciatic nerve pain was out of control and I only got to the bathroom by literally crawling. Turns out standing, bending and lifting (nothing heavy!) all morning is starting to take a toll on my back! I miserably laid on the couch until Jacob got home, sulking that I couldn’t even be productive while cooped up.
I’ve really started missing things I used to take for granted, like bending down to pick up food I dropped in the kitchen or getting off the couch in one swift motion.
There were a few looser maternity tops I hadn’t yet worn because they made me look frumpy instead of cute… Those definitely fit now.
I can almost always feel the baby moving! She’s getting big enough that I can feel basically every movement, not just the dramatic kicks and twists. I’ve even felt either a hand or a foot a few times – that was way cool.
We went to our child birth class this past weekend… And I can say that while I previously felt okay about labor, now I am freaking out. YES, it’s incredibly amazing what the body can do, but that doesn’t make me excited for MY BODY TO DO IT. Have mercy.
It is getting real, folks! This week we are picking up our crib, Jacob set up the bassinet and rock ‘n play last night, and some friends are coming over Friday to help me make/hang curtains, paint furniture and generally finish nursery prep! We also had a date night this weekend with a baby name book in an attempt to narrow our options (we aren’t any closer).
Little Girl, we are very excited for you, even though I’m a bit nervous for your dramatic entrance into the world.
Can’t wait to kiss your face soon.
PS – Apparently you’re roughly the size of a head of lettuce and weigh about 4 lbs. Where did the other 16 I’ve gained come from?! I expect an explanation when I see you. Part of me hopes you’re small for my own sake (hello, grand entry), but part of me hopes you’re bigger so I can feel less like a whale all by myself. 😉 But I promise we will love you either way.