I think I did that “popping” thing I’ve heard about. I definitely had a woman at work ask me if I was sure I wasn’t carrying twins. Really? One, I am so obviously not carrying twins. Two, isn’t that rule number one on the list of “Things You Are Not Supposed to Say to a Pregnant Person”. I’m not saying she’s a heinous biznatch, but I’m also not saying she’s not. If you know what I mean.
Size of baby: 12.5 inches. An ear of corn
Total Weight Gain: I actually haven’t checked! It feels like a lot because my belly has gotten so much more “out there” in the past couple of weeks.
Maternity Clothes: Did a little shopping this past weekend and the shirt I’m wearing today Mr. A bought me all by himself yesterday (Well done, eh?)
Gender: Little Man Baby
Movement: Definitely a lot of movement. He’s even learned how to kick his Mama in the rib! Hooray! /sarcasm
Sleep: I had been doing SO SO great… then in the past couple of days the nerves in my back are getting inflamed again so I’m having a hard time finding a comfortable position to sleep in. I am kind of nervous that this is “it” and I will be mostly uncomfortable the rest of the pregnancy.
What I miss: This week I miss being able to get up from the couch. Ha! No, but really… if Mr. A isn’t there to help I do this rolling-maneuver thing that is not very graceful.
Cravings: I am craving pizza tonight. (We have pizza on Friday nights, and I cannot wait to get home for it!)
Symptoms: Sciatica nerve pain. A knee that has been so loosened by the hormones that it clicks.
What I’m looking forward to: Today Mr. A’s parents are coming! I am excited to see them and we’ll be getting the little man his crib… which is so cool.
Story of the Week: Mr. A reads physics to my belly every night, and Baby M always gets mobile when he hears his dad’s voice. Adding on to reading time, Mr. A recently started singing and playing the guitar too. The first time he was singing to my belly Baby M kicked his hand really hard repeatedly to the beat of the song that was being sung. Basically we have a musical prodigy on our hands.