Pregnant Pause – Week 33
Hallelujah! Today is the first day in several months that I have woken up without even an ounce of back pain. There is no explanation, I have done nothing differently. I guess I just got lucky with my sleeping position. I did make sure to threaten Stephen’s life if he touched my pillows today… whatever worked last night better work tonight!
I had some pain on Saturday but nothing unbearable. Same with Sunday. I feel like that’s my new norm. I just live every day with a bit of back pain and a lot of trips to the bathroom. Oh and sweat. Did you know that pre-pregnancy I never really sweat? It was a weird piece of trivia about me and I have no idea why. But it’s changed now, I’m a sweater!
Saturday was my first baby shower! It was fantastic but there is too much to tell you for me to include it today in my pregnant pause. I’ll tell you about it later this week. I even have pictures to share. Here’s a teaser.
My belly continues to grow at an exponential pace. I’ve taken to wearing Stephen’s t-shirts to work most days because the majority of my maternity shirts are too short and show my belly panel when I stand up. I’m enjoying this phase of pregnancy because Jansen is so much easier to find. At any given time I can put my hand on my belly and feel around a bit to find his back or his butt or his feet. There’s something about feeling him that makes this so much more real! Oh and Saturday night I was laying on the couch, leaning up against Stephen, and we could see the hiccups for the first time. I have felt them a few times before but this was our first time to see my belly bouncing with each hiccup. It was so cute.
I’m still not ready for this to be over. People are constantly asking, “Are you dying? Are you just so ready for this to be over?” Not at all. Yes I’m hot and uncomfortable, but I’m enjoying this phase. I’m enjoying the final weeks that Stephen and I have as a couple. I’m enjoying the preparation. I’m enjoying just dreaming about him and imagining what he’ll be like. Maybe if you ask me in a few weeks when I can’t get out of bed without help, I may have a different answer. But for now, life is just grand!
Here is my weekly picture.
The shirt I’m wearing is not a maternity shirt and I think next week will be the beginning of bare skin making it’s debut! There is a tiny gap between my shirt and pants this week but not enough to see skin. But if you compare this week with the past, you’ll see two differences. 1) I got a hair cut. 2) I’m no longer wearing my wedding ring. It still fits but my doctor advised me to take it off because “you won’t notice the gradual change and then one day you’ll wake up and it’ll be stuck and you’ll have to get it cut off.” That was enough to scare me. So I’m ringless for a while. I think I will go buy a cheapy ring because I feel naked and keep having panic attacks that I’ve lost my ring. And also I don’t want strangers thinking, “Oh poor knocked up single girl… Life is going to be rough for her!” (I know it doesn’t really matter what they think but it does to me… so hush!)
Those are all of my updates! I hope they were thrilling!
(ToT will be posted shortly.)