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Monday, April 07, 2014

Pregnancy update


So... I'm pretty pregnant these days. This photo was taken at 30 weeks (last week), and I'm reaaaaally happy about that. I told Kev that although I have been so sick and in so much pain and so blah most of this pregnancy, it seems the weeks are flying by. He was incredulous. He feels like it's dragging... and I suppose if you're the one listening to me huff and puff, moan and groan and barf for all this time it probably does feel like a lot longer than just 30 weeks. Sorry babe. At least you don't have to push this baby out of your body and then try to breastfeed it. So there's an upside!

I've been having contractions since about 16 weeks, and while they've tapered off the last month or so, the stabby jabbing of my little barf buddy has taken its place. It usually takes me by surprise when some part of his body tries to make a break for it through my abdomen. And as of a few weeks ago, I'm unable to sleep on my left side or I get a burning ache in my ribcage and my left foot goes numb. When I mentioned that to Kev he got this horrified look on his face and asked me if I was going to survive ten more weeks of pregnancy. I sure hope so.

But y'know, it's almost over. And while most days I'm still pretty terrified of having a newborn again, it's probably going to be better than the trials of this pregnancy. Or maybe it'll just be nice to have different trials. My sweet doctor, bless his heart, has been telling me at my last few appointments that this is the babymoon stage and I should be so happy to be out of the nausea stage and not quite into the I'm-too-fat-to-move-stage. That makes me want to punch him in the face juuuuuuust a little bit. If that's what he thinks of the seventh month of pregnancy, then he can start leaning over the tub with a gigantic belly and an aching back and give Aspen her baths.

I just remind myself how happy I am that I'm not throwing up every day anymore. That really is a triumph and while I'm still cautious about eating and drinking, it's light-years better than it used to be. Plus, ten weeks really isn't that long.

Right?

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4 comments:

  1. Hang in there! I hope the next few months passes quickly for you. Pregnancy is definitely not easy.

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  2. It gets SO much better once the morning sickness ( ha or all day sickness, in my case) subsides and your appetite comes back. You're almost there!!

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  3. Awe, cute belly bump Liv. I'm so excited you're having a boy.

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  4. I felt like my second pregnancy was a longer than my first, so you are pretty lucky that way. I'm sorry you are having such a rough time. Hooray for being in the final count down! You can make it!

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