|Not a great picture, but this is my belly today.|
My main "symptoms" as of late:
-I had my first stranger-touching-my-belly-without-permission encounter. Those are always ... fun.
-Heartburn is starting to become a daily thing. It's not terrible yet, but I am prepared with my filled prescription.
-I can feel baby making himself at home in there; Acting like he owns the place. He moves like crazy sometimes, but he is still too little for me to share the magic that is feeling a baby move under the skin.
-I also have been feeling a little pressure on my ribs already. Oh, boy. It starts. I guess with 3rd trimester right around the corner I should expect this.
-I've also been having strange dreams again, but I think that is mostly because I fall asleep watching reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I must say I am getting pretty good at hunting down demons and vampires.
Anyway, I am getting excited for Baby/John the Baptist/Neil/He-who-has-not-been-named to join our family. (I will probably never decide on a name. Any suggestions?) I am still a little nervous. The fact that we are going to have a 3rd child is feeling very real. I guess it is time I start taking stock of what I have and buying necessities. Plus, I might be crazy enough to be cloth diapering this time around... still trying to decide. I had no idea there are so many options.
|After he took the picture of my belly Corban wanted a picture of us all.|
P.S. I have been thinking much about labor and delivery. I have many ideas/things I want to try. My doctor said he is fine about me not wanting to be "strapped to the bed" and will just intermittently check the baby. HOORAY for that! I hate just lying there. This way I can get up and move around instead of just lying there relying on petocin to do the work for me. :) We shall see. Like I said, I have many ideas, and I am just glad that the doctor didn't shoot any of them down. But I am sure once I get into the delivery room I will be requesting my usual order of "Ok, I think I need the epidural right now."