Based on my belly this week, Baby C is growing like crazy, and definitely moving around all the time. I still think she’s really low, but my stomach is getting bigger and harder, even up past my belly button. Finally!
My latest pregnancy woe has been low back aches. Nothing major, but enough that I use my hot water bottle on a nightly basis. It works so well. I’m also trying my best to sleep on my left side, so sometimes my left hip hurts in the morning, but that’s fine. Moving around is getting a bit harder; bending over to tie shoes is comical, and I’m not even that big yet. I can’t imagine how hard everything is going to be in 3 months.
My pregnancy dreams have been CRAY. A few weeks ago I dreamt that I accidentally smoked CRACK while pregnant. Sure. A few nights ago I dreamt that I was breast-feeding my 82 lb chocolate lab. Mmmmmk. It was totally normal to do so in the dream, and he latched like a pro! Wtf? A couple nights ago I had a dream about all these kids I hung out with in high school. A kid who sadly died in a car accident right after we graduated was alive and well in my dream, and I even remember thinking, I better give him a hug, because he actually died. Hmmmm. Ok. At least the dreams have just been bizarre, and not nightmarish. And luckily I wake up so frequently in the middle of the night to pee that I’m not tortured by long drawn out dreams. Just many short, super weird ones.
I’m getting psyched for next weekend! My parents are coming to visit, and we’ve scheduled another 3d sono. I’ll be 25w4d, so we should get some good images, as long as she cooperates. All I want to see is a good shot of her face! This baby has been so stubborn, hiding herself behind placenta, and I’m getting a little impatient. My parents and in-laws will all come, and then we’ll go out to dinner. While my parents are in town we will also decide on a paint color for the nursery, so we can start making moves on that. Things are coming together!