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)!
Yesterday and today I have been feeling quite sick. Even though a friend of ours graciously decided not to attend our Superbowl party because he was sick and didn’t want to pass it along to me, I somehow ended up getting sick anyway. Headache, body ache, chills, fever, nausea. Let me tell ya, it’s not fun – especially when you’re pregnant.
I was fortunate to be able to spend the majority of my day in bed yesterday. However, my growing bump is now preventing me from being able to turn over easily. I found out the hard way that if I turn too quickly, I can pull a muscle. Yes – pull a muscle from turning over in bed. Man, I can’t wait until I get even BIGGER. :-p
Needless to say, this is why you will not find a weekly update here this week. There is NO WAY I’m taking a picture of myself in such a condition
To any of you who are also feeling under the weather – keep your fluids up, and hope you feel better soon!