Feeling: It was moving week this week, thus a pic in a new location! I thought my body would revolt, I’d be swollen beyond recognition, and there was even the fear of early labor with all the stress and lifting! Bless having so much family in town, and they all showed up to help! It went smoothly, my body did really well, and I was amazed at how good I felt for such a crazy couple of days! I was ready to go swim in a pool which seems to help with swelling big time, but I survived without it and felt lucky things were pretty minimal in the symptom department.
Body Changes: Still no scale, but I’m sure it will turn up eventually.
My nails are growing at lightening speed and I’m having to trim them twice a week. I’m also seeing the shiny pregnancy hair finally- wasn’t sure that perk would ever come!
I have a super deep “innie” belly button and it’s making its way to the surface, so I know little guy is growing big and strong!
Sleeping: I think it was the move, but I’ve slept great! No adjusting to the new house, my body has been ready to conk out every night! Even on the night Jacob was away I still seemed to sleep without problems. I feel so lucky this is still the case, I know it isn’t for most pregnant people at this point.
Fitness: Some days were just packing and unpacking and walking back and forth from cars to different parts of the house with items, but I’ve tried to walk every other day I could. I swear this makes all the difference! I feel good the days I walk even 10 minutes, and I seem to ache the days I don’t. I’m hoping I’m working out the moment my water breaks and make it up to the end fairly active.
Craving: Acai bowls and cold smoothies always sound good in the heat, and my love for bean burritos from 1st Trimester seem to have returned this week. I started iron pills this week too, and luckily I’ve been okay without a constant cup of ice chips next to me.
Baby Updates: He’s strong enough to grasp a finger, and I’m definitely feeling stronger kicks with each day. He’s also got a lot of brain development going on, for which I am grateful.
On a side note, a friend of mine who was due just days ahead of me had preeclampsia and had to have an emergency c-section and delivered her little guy at 30 weeks this week. It has made how big and developed my little guy is very real for me seeing pictures. At the same time, I’m so grateful he’s still in there and I’m not in the NICU experiencing all the hardship my poor friend is going through. He still has some finalizing to do of systems and body functions, and every week I’m feeling more grateful he’s alive and well, and paying close attention to these final weeks of development!
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