I have a few different pregnancy apps on my iPhone, and for the past few weeks my baby’s size has been the equivalent of a watermelon. This week, that watermelon is now between 6-9 lbs (goodness, I hope he’s not 9 lbs!). I can definitely tell that my belly is huge, because it’s getting in the way quite often…
Every time I get something in/out of the microwave, I knock the towels off of the bar of the oven.
C’s feet often take up residence inside my rib cage (thanks, short torso), so it’s nearly impossible to bend over the sink to wash my face.
Turning over in bed is like running a mini-marathon.
Yesterday, I had an itch on my foot. I couldn’t reach it.
The majority of my maternity shirts no longer completely cover my belly. The Bella Band was honestly the best maternity purchase I made (outside of my pregnancy pillow), because now I have to use it to make sure the bottom of my big ol’ watermelon isn’t hanging out.
If I drop something on the floor, I have to spread my feet real wide and do a squat to pick it up.
It feels better to sit on my exercise ball, because my belly hangs so low that it can then rest on the surface of the ball.
I hope this watermelon doesn’t turn into a pumpkin (overdue)!
Maybe I shouldn’t feel bad anymore that I’m too tired now to do some of the prenatal workout DVDs that I purchased a few months ago. I discovered a new aerobic workout!
Laugh if you will, but every time I bend over to reach for something; pick something up off the floor; put on socks, shoes or pants; or, um, anything that requires bending, I end up breathing heavily. It’s a difficult workout. Perhaps you need to have a 5-pound+ baby in your uterus to reap these benefits. I’m not sure.
The larger the baby, and therefore I, get, the more I feel like there is a 2×4 stuck in my core that is impossible to bend over or around. It makes me feel a little hapless sometimes, because I’d really like to be able to lean and bend over to reach or clean things. I can only imagine how I’ll feel as I get closer to full-term!