Friday, February 5, 2016

Already 29 weeks?

I seriously don't know where the time has gone.  This pregnancy has been flying by.  I feel like I just found out I was pregnant!  I guess it's a good thing that I don't instead feel like it's been dragging along for an interminable time.  Here are some things that have been happening in the past 8 weeks:

  • Ryan and Copeland can now feel and see little biscuit moving around inside my stomach.  That happened just a few weeks ago.
  • I went through a steak phase during which time I forced the family to eat steak 4-5 times in one week.  I have since backed off of my steak consumption but I am still heavily carnivorous, which is quite a change from my non-pregnant appetite.  Also, I couldn't stand red meat when I was pregnant with Copeland.
  • I am now at the stage where it's a bit uncomfortable to lean over and tie my shoes.  I've decided it is easier to be pregnant in the summer when I can wear breezy clothes and sandals instead of jeans, sweaters, and shoes that require tying or zipping.  
  • Compared to last pregnancy I have gained relatively little weight.  I attribute this to having Copeland to chase around.  
  • I just started feeling uncomfortable in bed last week.  I am a back sleeper and now with my substantial stomach it isn't as comfortable to stay on my back so I am forced to sleep on my sides.  I don't really like sleeping on my side and even though we have a great bed, I wake up several times throughout the night with achy hips and calves (and I do sleep with a pillow between my legs).  My ears also get sore.  (Is that even normal???)
  • I can still wear several non-maternity tops and dresses.  I think I must have never started wearing form-fitting clothes again after I had Copeland so that's why I'm still able to do it.  I don't remember being able to wear any non-maternity clothes at this stage when I was pregnant last time. 
  • I am at the stage where I am uncomfortably hot for large periods of the day.  When I am not pregnant I am usually always cold.
  • I was going to say that I wasn't swelling yet like last time but just today my shoes and rings are a bit tight.  I will blame it on the high sodium content of the Chinese food I had last night and for lunch.   (Kung Hei Fat Choy! - Happy Chinese New Year!  On a side note, this is the year of the monkey.  I was also born in the year of the monkey.  Ryan and Copeland were both born in the year of the snake.)
  • I am getting so excited to meet our new family member!!!!
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