Friday, November 21, 2014

28 Weeks

Hello third trimester!  I am feeling officially PREG-NANT.  I finally gave up my kick boxing class and have opted for the gentler elliptical as my main source of exercise because I just couldn't hack it anymore.  That, and my bladder was begging for a break, like every five minutes.  I'm finding that some of my maternity tops are feeling snug and a little short and I wonder if it's too early to feel like this?  With my other pregnancies I remember getting to this point much closer to delivery. We've still got two months of water retention and awkward rolling out of bed.

I had a baby fit taking off my boots and socks last night because my belly was making the task nearly impossible. Lakin witnessed the scene and asked, "Mom, what are you so mad about?"  Whoops.  Didn't realize I was having a tantrum in front of my four-year-old.  My physical limitations are have left me grumpy.  My daughter even notices my tiny fits of rage over the great effort exerted during normal daily tasks.  Chris happened to call as I was finishing up bath time and could hear my struggle over the phone wrestling a wet and freshly lotioned toddler into his footed pajamas.  Sometimes I just have to take a minute and lay on the floor.  Bennett calls it, "Mommy sleep time."  I usually need this after getting the kids suited up to leave the house.  Because putting  kids in a snowsuit, snow boots, coat, mittens and hat is a lot of work.  But it's no joke when you're pregnant.  We're slow and steady over here.

But I do know that I won't always grunt when putting on socks and that someday soon my breath will return to me and I won't feel winded delivering laundry to Lakin's room downstairs.  This is temporary and totally worth it.

Here's a bump picture to document that I am indeed growing in size.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

26 Weeks ... Just Bumpin' Along

It's that time again.... bump update.  Also, do you see what I did with that clever title?

I am, in fact, still pregnant.  My belly is getting... larger.  But this week's photo shows some serious delusion in the J Household.

Bennett is proud to announce that he also has a baby in his tummy.

This week I have felt the restrictions of pregnancy.  (Besides my desire for a glass of red which has been strong since we first found out I was pregnant.)    I bend over and the bump is in the way.  Picking up countless Halloween stickers from my kitchen floor (thank you, Bennett) and sweeping up the daily crumbs has become a real chore.  I also can hear myself breathing when I'm climbing stairs, enjoying a fun size candy bar or sitting perfectly still watching Property Brothers... Oh man, I know from experience that this level of discomfort is nothing compared to the desperate weeks before delivering a baby.  So I'm gearing up.

This week I have been rejoicing in the gift of flavored water.  Brought to my kitchen from the recommendation of my good friend, Erica.  It's literally water in a can with a hint of lime.  And I drink about three a day.  I'm sure I can enjoy something similar with a real lime and my tap water, but that's not chilled and in a can.  So....

In other news, I purchased some ankle boots.  I feel ridiculous wearing them but the interwebs tell me that this is the style and that rolling my pants up is the way to do it.     However, I am debating if this will be a flattering maternity choice because, well... cankles.

And that's about all for this bumpdate.  Carry on.