Friday, August 17, 2012

bump bang boom

My belly is pretty major right now.

8 months
 exhausted - Again.  I'm feeling first trimester tired again.  Probably because I am up about 3-4 times a night to go to the bathroom or maybe because I'm carrying an extra 18lbs around but any way you slice it I have no energy to spare.

nauseous - Again, again.  This first trimester symptom has also decided to resurrect itself, not in the same way though.  It's a combination of stuffing my stomach too full (since it's jammed up towards my neck at this point) and my vicious heartburn.  I try to keep myself full by spacing out smaller meals, but it gets hard when I'm working all day.

vagina pains - This is a brand new feeling.  I layed on the couch last week and about fell to the floor in pain as my tiny son punched me right in my Queen Victoria.  This is not a precious moment by any means.  I could feel him so low and the pains were so sharp I was actually frightened that by morning I would have a tiny arm hanging out of me.  I know, I know that I'm crazy but it was a really uncomfortable feeling.

presents - Our neighborhood is tiny so it always blows my mind that the UPS guy is in our neighborhood everyday.  I always wonder who is getting all of those packages?!  Well lately it's been me us!!  I feel like the end is in sight so it's a good feeling to know that when the baby comes we won't be entirely unprepared.

emotional - I am a roller coaster of emotions.  There is no other way to describe my moods lately.  I can be in the loveliest of moods and then be balling moments later when I see a recap of all the acts of good sportsmanship at the Olympics.  DJ thinks it's insane adorable.

stretch marks - NONE! Yessssssssss!

anxious - I'm anxious to meet my son...for him to get here...for my next doctors appointment...for our baby shower...for the finishing touches on the nursery to be finished...for the pain of labor.  I'm anxious at all times.

contractions - The braxton hicks kind of course.  They seem to be happening mostly at night.  It's tough to walk up right and to move around when my stomach feels so tight but they aren't painful.

back pain - I thought I had a pretty strong core until I started carrying around 18lbs in my stomach.  That put things into perspective.  Ok, I haven't gained all 18lbs in my stomach, at least 10 of it is in my face.

It's so fun to be pregnant.


Holly said...

i dont think ive had a BH contraction yet...its hard to tell. i just get general period crampiness, but nothing concentrated on the stomach and obvious. hmmm!

i feel ya on the lower down pain, sometimes i feel like he is cannon balling down ontop of my cervix!

brittany said...

vagina pains! haha! not that vag pain is funny... 2 weeks after giving birth, i totally don't think it is! i'm so excited for you! baby boy will be here before you know it :)

cupkake said...

hooray to no stretch marks and presents! not so much to the rest but you are rockin' that half shirt like no other!

jamiedawn said...

... and i will be calling it my queen victoria from here on out! thanks laura!

vickichristine said...

soo much fun! ;) vagina pain is the worst! i can barely turn over in bed. grrrr.