I don't have any full on bump shots this week. (I'll double up next post.)
But I can assure you,
the bump the baby is growing.
My books and magazines say this is a time of amazing growth...both for mama and baby.
I believe it. Not only am I waking up now twice a night to pee, but I feel like my belly truly gets a little bigger every few days.
The bathtub is calling my name. I've had my feet propped up since I came home.
The lovely round ligament pain graced me with its presence this week.
It began on Monday. I drove to the mall hoping to find some maternity clothes...Thanks to Kelly (with her passing on her mama clothes to me), I haven't had to buy any yet. Oh, and bras...I was on the hunt for bras - my boobs are in competition with my belly for who can grow the fastest!
Once I parked, I bolted out of my car to dodge the heavy rain. And as soon as I started walking, I felt a sharp, jabbing pain under my right hip that quickly became a constant ache.
I knew it was most likely my ligaments stretching, but it still startled me. I parked it on a bench and texted Steve - "just sat down at mall...feeling a sharp, jabby pain on my lower right side."
He replied - "Gas?" (He knows me too well.)
Me - "No, definitely not."
Not even a minute later, he called - " Hun, I want you to find some juice and then find a security guard and ask them for a wheelchair. They can wheel you to your car if you need."
I couldn't help but laugh my hyena cackle and smile...It was cute...He was so concerned and it was one of those moments that made me envision him even more as a dad.
"Babe, I think it's just my ligaments stretching. My friends have told me this was coming...I'm not cramping or bleeding...just let me get some water and see how I feel in couple minutes."
I sat down in the food court - a huffy, puffy, pregnant mama alone with her water bottle amongst the mix of half-naked and punky teenagers,
and then my phone rang again. It was Steve. He called the doctor. (again, cute.)
She said it was completely normal for this time in my pregnancy, to go home, put my feet up and relax. I took the Mr's and doctor's orders and headed home. No maternity clothes. No bras.
But peace of mind.
It's hung around on and off all week. Usually, it starts up when I go to stand and when I'm done cleaning. So, I've been taking breathers every so often.
And water breaks.
(where I sit with my cup resting on its new shelf, while slouched in very ladylike positions.)
Oh, and how's this for a nice scare?! The one office I clean keeps on switching this guy in various spots around the place. Tuesday night, I unlock the door and immediately see a giant shadow. I turn on the lights and there he is...a couple feet away from me. I screamed a hideous scream and then hyena cackled again, as I went to send my mom the picture. She appreciates a good prank...and probably hyena cackled too.
Memories from the past week +...
Sunday football at Kim and Adam's house.
I broke out the distortion feature again.
A Thursday with Kelly and the munchkins...
lil' mogc - munchkin of good cheer
addison and her best friend, anna, had a blast together.
bffs (plus baby bitty)
Comfy night with friends just a few houses away...
handsome as ever, noah
Friday date night in...
and a movie and a muffin. (and...we watched a movie with zac efron in it...because steve didn't want to watch "magic mike" and because i'm a dork.)
mr. chibbs cuddled with us
the movie wore him out.
Saturday trip to Baltimore to visit Jamie, Leslie and Parker...
Jamie and Steve shared some brews.
Parker loved the bottle...(not for another 21 years, young lady!)
dinner at their favorite mexican spot. (which is now one of our favorites)
parker tried some avocado.
Sunday @ Sulli's with Jen and Sean...it had been too long.
Everyone took pictures with Beano...
steve's been having round ligament pain too.
Remember that crazy chocolate pig dream I had a few months back?...
Jen did, and gave baby and I this adorable and clever gift.
We came home Sunday to a bag on our door from my mom...
treats for the kitties
and treats for us and baby
pumpkin bagels with pumpkin cream cheese
Okay, it's time for bed. And a quick bath.
I hope everyone is having a great week.
Thank you so much for your sweet and kind words on my last post. <3
Happy almost weekend!
See ya soon.
17 and a half week Lovin',