so, this is me at 25 weeks + 3 days. I dont think this picture even comes close to doing my belly justice. It's large, trust me.
it's crazy to think I'm 6 months pregnant and coming to the end of my 2nd trimester! holy smokes! Well, its like out of no where Parker decided he needed to put on some poundage (real word?) I'm sure looking like that anyway.
Last week I had a prenatal appointment. All is well. Little man is measuring on schedule and heart beat/ blood pressure is great. I finally broke down and asked how much I've gained so far..... you ready for this..... 14 pounds! AGH! SAD DAY! Dr. Beck even brought it up in the appointment, "you put on a bit of weight this month", me freaking out, "not like extreme though right?" "no, you've gained 14 pounds so far so you're still good. you haven't really gained up to this point so you're just making up for it now" STILL!! then later that day Drew and I were leaving walmart and I caught a glimpse of my reflection, I wanted to cry. I had looser fitting pants on so my thighs looked massive! and of course, my belly was bulging.
I get that you gain weight, thats fine. I've done so gradually so far. (no stretch marks yet) So I'm okay with this. But I seriously have the shortest upper body ever and the belly is getting large... there isnt much room. I swear I'm busting out over my pelvis on the sides because there is seriously like an inch max between my pelvis and rib cage. It looks a little funny to me.
Parker's movement has intensified. It's not painful, just big movements. Yesterday at work I was just sitting at my desk and my belly jumped! and again! a HUGE jump too. And he's been all over the place too. Before he would chill out on the left side and I could feel him around my belly button. Now, he's all over the place. Left side, top side, a little on the right, and he loves to stand on my bladder!
Oh joys of pregnancy. Ha!
In other news, I LOVE that Drew has this semester off before Dental school. I get to see him sooo much more! We get up around the same time. Get off work around the same time. I love having him to myself (most days) from 5pm until I go to bed. LOVE IT! I needed this time before things get crazy with the baby and moving and such. Oh, and we might have found a place to live in Louisville. We're on the waiting list so hopefully we'll get in. It's basically little Provo. Tons of LDS couples with little ones, all in dental school, all in the same ward. It'll be great. Atleast for the first year. Then we're gunna look for a better deal on a place to live. But still, it will be sooo nice to know where we'll be living, less stress for me.
Here's to.... getting through another week.