cute little hiccups
amazingly clear skin
back feeling a bit better
ultrasound appointment where doctor informed us that our baby is a “cheeky one” as in our baby has his or her dad’s cheeks
baby is comfortably head down
protruding belly button
I’m feeling much better than two weeks ago. I think the culprit was a tea I was drinking for uterine tone, and I think we weren’t a good match. The tea was causing Braxton-Hicks and back pain, so I said no more to that. I’m still very tired and need a nap everyday. The swelling is starting, but it’s not too severe. I can still wear my wedding ring, but I notice that my hands don’t look as slim as they used to.
I feel absolutely huge, but I know the baby will at least double his or her size between now and week 40! It’s very frustrating never getting things on my to-do list done, so I’m thinking the best solution is to add nap to my list and I’ll feel better about myself. But, seriously, I think God is using these unique situations to prepare me for when the baby comes. For example, I’m getting really good at getting up multiple times in the middle of the night and falling back asleep. So, now I just have to give up my ambitious daily plans and I’ll be ready for a baby 🙂 Perhaps when he or she comes I’ll write things like breastfed baby and cuddled baby on my to-do list.