Wednesday, September 29, 2010

the 9 month BUMP

I finally remembered to have Marvin take a picture of my rather large bump this morning.  I'm really bad about getting on the other side of the camera, since I take the bulk of our pictures.  Since Calvin's very into showing numbers with his fingers I thought I'd have him help.  He was very excited, if you can't tell.

Have I mentioned I'm ready to meet this guy? 

Well I am.  Sleep is not fun, I think waking up to feed a baby is better than this uncomfortable interrupted sleep right now, but it's also been 3 years since I've gone through baby boot camp, so I may be changing my story soon..................  Ask me in a few weeks which is better.

I am experiencing a few things this time around I never experienced with Calvin.  Heartburn for one, it's pretty much torture the second anything acidic passes my way, lots of fruits, tomatoes, spicy foods, and chocolate.  It makes me sad that a peach causes my body so much discomfort right now, because we are in the land where peaches are INCREDIBLE.  We had eggplant Parmesan for dinner and I'm still feeling it, several hours later, which is why I am not in bed trying to sleep right now.  Swelling is new too, and boy are my legs swollen.  Yesterday was fairly humid and ouch, I was uncomfortable from the time I woke up until the time I went to bed.  Today was a little better but I still can only wear one pair of shoes.  Thankfully it's still sandal season.  I did go get a pedicure today so my feet don't look as Hobbitish, although they are still fat.

I had a non stress test the other day and my contractions still aren't regular, but I feel like they are getting stronger each day, surely one of these days it will start things moving.  I'm elated I've been released from my physical limitations, although Marvin and I disagree on what that actually means.  Hopefully we won't have too much longer, I've never been great about waiting, and I'm ready to get this show on the road.


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Sherry said...

You look so adorable! I had a dream about you the other night. I seriously woke up in tears missing you, random and emotional I know, but true true. The last thing I remember from the dream..."I'm so glad you found that m&m wrapper for my number." Missing you so much and thinking of you daily. Love you.

theblans said...

I completely agree with you that waking up in the night to nurse a baby is way better than not sleeping because of discomfort during those last couple months. At least between feedings you fall asleep quickly and sleep hard until the baby wakes up again. Your memory is correct! I hope your labor and delivery go well. Thinking of you guys!

Carrie said...

I hear you girl!!! My second pregnancy was WAY more uncomfortable than my first. I was pretty much miserable the entire last month. Sounds like you are in the same boat. Being just on the other side of this, I can confirm your suspicions that waking up to nurse is much better than trying to sleep during the last few months of pregnancy- actually its better than pretty much everything that you experience in those last few months! (except those precious little kicks- I already miss those) You look beautiful, and you remain in our prayers. The end is just around the corner!!! Can't wait to hear that he has arrived!! :) Love you all!