Well, there's no denying the bump now!
I was getting ready for church this morning and realized I have ONE skirt
that fits me still! Ahh!
It happened so suddenly, guess that means I need to go shopping :)
And, to my dismay,
my belly button is poking out now!!
I am FINALLY 24 weeks, and that means viability!!!
Meaning a baby can, if worst comes to worse,
survive outside the womb.
Being a labor/delivery nurse and seeing all the sad things
that can happen during a pregnancy,
It was hard for me to get super excited until now.
I felt like I was holding my breath until reaching this point.
That definitely doesn't mean that everything's going to be
perfect from this point on, but it's still an exciting milestone to reach :)
NOW I feel like I can start thinking about my nursery! And
that's exactly what I did last night.
I cleaned out all the junk we'd been storing in our spare bedroom
and had fun organizing babe's adorable little stash of goodies!
Oh my goodness, I would of course love a boy,
but just look at all those cute little frilly dresses,
it melts my heart!
Though most of this time is exciting, I'm now also starting to feel
the uncomfortable-ness of pregnancy.
1. I have to roll out of bed
2. I have HEARTBURN! It's the most terrible thing in the world!
I've never experienced it before, but the second I get horizontal,
it feels like firey acid is oozing up my esophagus, it's a nightmare.
3. I am a sloucher. I have the worst posture ever, and this big
old bump in my abdomen is making that extremely difficult.
So I guess maybe that's a plus?? She's making me sit up nice and straight.
4. Worst of all, I've been having a hard time catching my breath.
I know to some degree this is normal since everything is shifting around in there,
but that mixed with my sometimes hot temper and sometimes crazy pregnancy hormones
makes me panic! I came home from Wal-Mart the other day bawling
haha because they had such terrible service that morning and half
of the produce bins were empty and I got so irritated
and frustrated, and that mixed with not being
able to breathe very well made me have a melt down.
I'm fairly certain Chris thinks I'm a nut job...which is kind of true.
Although pregnancy is not always a walk in the park,
I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Babe's little punches and kicks are getting SO strong
and each movement really feels like a gift.
I could lay on the couch for hours just watching and feeling.
Chris said last night that he doesn't know what I'm going to do to entertain
myself after my belly is gone.
Hmmm....I think a new baby will keep me plenty entertained :)
I cannot wait to meet this little girl!!!