Just past the 30-week mark. Wow. Only 10 more weeks to go... maybe!! Everyone says, "Oh, you'll go late with your first one," but you never know.
This past week, I've reeeeeally started to feel more pregnant. I'm not exactly doing the pregnancy 'waddle', but getting around is becoming more tedious! I have to get up slowly, or those darn round ligament pains hit me like a ton of bricks. Those suckers about take my breath away sometimes!
My husband was laughing at me the other day... he walked in the bedroom and there I was, sitting on the edge of the bed, attempting (I say ATTEMPTING) to put my shoes and socks on without too much of a struggle. He watched with a smile on his face as I huffed and puffed, finally having to pull on the leg of my jeans in order to get my right leg up on my lap so I could reach my foot. He goes, "Honey.... do you need me to do that?" Not wanting to admit I needed help at this point in the game, I said no, and continued my struggle with my shoes. After successfully putting them on--thankfully my preggo brain got them on the right feet-- I vowed to buy some slip-on shoes, and became very thankful that the end of my pregnancy will come at a time where I can wear sandals and comfy flip-flops EVERY DAY if I want. What a relief THAT is.
Hubby also laughs at my love of cereal right now. I'm the only one in the house who eats cereal, and my cereal boxes have now taken up space in not one, but TWO cupboards. I have at least 8 boxes of cereal in the house right now. I was loving some Oatmeal Raisin Bran for awhile, then Corn Chex and Crispix, then my craving switched to Cap'n Crunch (plain AND with berries)... then Cocoa Puffs, and now I'm back to Crispix. I guess I should be happy that my biggest craving is cereal, and not ice cream or sweets. Though yes, I have had the occasional craving for ice cream... that latest being my infatuation with Edy's Loaded Butterfinger ice cream. That stuff is THE BOMB. It might actually be better than sex. To a pregnant girl who doesn't exactly feel all sexy right now, anyway! :-P haha
I woke up around 5am this morning with the usual feeling that my bladder was going to burst, then found myself unable to fall back to sleep. You know, the usual these days. But man, was my belly ACHING! I had woken up on my side, but I don't know if I happened to lay on my belly during my sleep or what. Then I started thinking, "Maybe it's Braxton Hicks contractions... maybe I just need to drink some water.... maybe something's wrong with the baby... maybe I just need to sit down for awhile..." I feel better now after sitting up on the couch for awhile, but I'm even more reassured by the frequent kicks I'm feeling from baby Aly. She's been sooooo active lately!! Hubby and I went to an indoor arena footbally game lastnight with some friends, and I wasn't thinking about the fact that the music and announcements would be TOTALLY LOUD... lol... and with every song and every announcement, I got kicked. She was particularly affected by the beginning of Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train", where he screams, "All Aboaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard! HA HA HA." I don't think she liked THAT one so much. :-) Most of the music was the usual sporting event pop/R& B music, which I'm into but Russ isn't so much. I jokingly told Russ, "Aly must like her mommy's music." :-) I felt bad for the poor girl though... she was probably wondering what the heck was going on outside her comfy little water world.
Well, I hear hubby's alarm going off and have a feeling he's gonna sleep through it if I don't head in the bedroom and wake him up. Have a great day, everyone! :-)