Tuesday, May 8, 2012
so i tried to re-wear the t-shirt i wore at 16 weeks & well... no dice. i think it reached my belly button? anywho, i know my trusty rolling stones shirt lasted 40 weeks once before, it'll act as a stand in this time around when i need it to. glad it can be making an appearance in this pregnancy :)
the last week of my second trimester went by pretty quickly, just like all the ones before it & i'm just getting more & more pregnant. seems like that happens every week. my belly's getting bigger & the kicks are definitely getting stronger. this little boy is SO active. it was so fun to have him in my belly on our trip to st. louis... even though we had to leave parker back at home, it kinda felt like we got to take one kid along as this little man kicked & punched the whole weekend. sam said it was because he missed his big brother.
speaking of his big brother, parker loves my belly. he loves "tickling the baby" and he even specially said "ni-night" to the baby in my belly one night when i was putting him down. he likes to pull up my shirt to "see the baby" & it all makes me so happy.
as much fun as these parts of the pregnancy are, there are parts that are getting harder too. i am so stiff when i wake up & it's like a five minute process to get out of bed. it's so lame that i have such horrible pelvic pain with pregnancy... i pride myself on being strong & physically fit but thanks to pre-existing bad-back & hip conditions, pregnancy seriously just cripples me. with the hip-spreading & ligament stretching, there is so much pressure on my lower back & i almost always feel a dull pain in my back. sometimes it feels like my left leg is tingling or has fallen asleep & if i'm down on the floor with parker or trying to flip sides in bed it feels like my legs are being ripped off my body when i move. so that's fun.
but it's all worth it right? only three more months til we get to meet this little boy. i think i'm gonna like him.