Well, I’m about 8 and a 1/2 months pregnant now… And I feel like it.
We’re moving in less than 2 weeks, and I’m feeling less and less able-bodied every day that draws closer to the move. Last weekend I tried to do too much and I had a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions, an unsettling amount of pelvic pressure, and nasty hip pain for a couple of days after.
We’re also back to a state of working full time while parenting/schooling full time, WHILE prepping for the move, so we’re effing zonked. In a nasty twist of fate, the more tired I get, the less I’m able to sleep.
Bodily Experiences This Week
I’m out of breath.
My belly button has turned into an outie (which it never did in my first pregnancy).
I’m struggling with some pretty serious insomnia, getting about 3-4 hours of broken sleep each night (probably has as much to do with how stressful life is right now as it does with the pregnancy).
I have restless leg syndrome again, as I did in my first pregnancy.
Oh and my heart feels like it’s constantly palpitating when I lay down, thanks to the 50% increase in blood volume.
But all of those challenging symptoms aside, I’m still loving my pregnant body. I’m never as comfortable in my own skin as I am when pregnant.
Baby This Week
My app says baby is sleeping about 70% of the time, but I have trouble believing it. This kid is so active. All. The. Time.
At my last midwife appointment he was head down, but I’m pretty sure he’s still spinning like a cork screw in there because sometimes I see a bum pushing out to the side, and other times I see individual kicks.
His skin is no longer transparent, and he likely has peach fuzz for a head of hair by now. He’s also about 3-1/2 to 4 pounds and 15-17″ long.