NaBloPoMo Day 20
OK, so it is not really that bad! But, seriously! This boy is stubborn!
I am 30 weeks now (as of yesterday) and I have noticed some big changes recently:
Austin has taken up permanent residence under my right ribs. It is a constant battle where I push him down and he kicks me and moves right back. We are definitely going to have to work on obedience!
Also, as I mentioned earlier, my back is really starting to hurt...specifically next to my right shoulder blade. Interestingly enough, that is also where I occasionally get a tingling/pins-and-needles or numb feeling. He must be stepping on a nerve when he is lodging himself under those ribs! It is like he is seeking shelter or something! Anyway, I digress.
I have also started to get bigger in the stomach. Still, I get so many people saying how tiny I look. While I know they mean this as a compliment, I feel like I am huge...and I love it! When I say huge, I know I am still not as big as a lot of women get, but I have been a lot bigger than I ever got with Sydney for the past couple of months. Also, I lost 10 pounds when they put me on the low carb diet, so that slowed things down a lot. Add to that that Austin is up in my ribs and does not leave me much room for much food, and I really have not gained that much weight. So, that is all baby. And believe me, he is taking every bit of that room for himself and then some. (In case you have not noticed, I am quite obsessed with the fact that Austin is taking over more of my body than I had anticipated!)
He is really starting to get big. They will measure him again Monday, but the last time, he had gained about a pound in three weeks. I know he is getting big because in the past week, I have started feeling actual body parts. I have not been able to completely identify them, but there are definite contours there that were not there before! You can really see my belly move a lot more now, too. So, something is definitely changing there.
Anyway, I am still planning on posting about my showers soon. It will probably be after this weekend. I am planning on working on the nursery and putting everything away this weekend. I should be more organized and prepared to blog about it then. Until then, you will have to use your imagination! :)
Cartoon found in a BabyCenter newsletter I got. You can see more by this artist at Everyday People by Cathy Thorne
Thursday, November 20, 2008
NaBloPoMo Day 20