That's totally my husband's t-shirt, hehe
Hello friends! Time for a little preggo update! I'm six months along right now, and I have to say, this is the best time yet in the pregnancy. My little man is squirming and kicking and poking to his hearts desire every day and it's a constant reminder of how super crazy and ridiculous this whole growing life thing is!
Baby and Mommy's Development?: Little Lincoln is about 2 lbs now, and about the size of an eggplant. That seems real big, right? It certainly feels like he's losing some room in there. Like I said earlier, he's in the stage where he is really getting the hang of punching and somersaulting around. He especially loves to kick me right in the bladder...:/ I've gained about 7 to 8 lbs myself, and I'm taking that lovely glucose test I've heard such niiiice things about next week. Looking forward to it! *cough* sarcasm * cough *
Pregnancy Symptoms?: Lots of back pain now! I try a lot of different methods to try to soothe it, but I don't think it's going away. Some swelling of the shins now if I don't elevate my feet at work. I also wake up at least 3 to 4 times a night, having to pee and what not...And I must say, I didn't really believe it before, but I know now what pregnancy brain is. It seems like I just forget random things during the day. Like *poof*, there went my thought! My brain at work is usually thinking about 5 different things at once, and I have to stop myself when I get in a huff and breathe to really focus on one thing...I'm such a scatterbrain these days. I mean, more than usual....
Feeling Ready?: Ehhh...? I'm not sure. I'm totally ready to cuddle my little man, but not getting more than 2 hours of sleep, diaper blow-outs, not having time for a shower...that I'm not that ready for. There's still so much I don't know, that I wish I knew...And of course, the increased financial stress is something we will definitely not be ready for! But, I believe in Kyle and I. Our ability to adapt in stressful situations. Our ability to lean on each other when things get tough. I know we can do this. I keep telling myself that billions of other women have done this before, so why can't I?
My sweet Aunt sent me this awesome care package full of clothes and accessories for Link! It was so thoughtful!
My baby shower is in a month or so, and I'm getting really excited! I'm slowly building my registry, and I've gotten a few outfits already. Every time I touch or hold a little onesie I know he's going to wear, I can't help but be flabbergasted. He's actually going to fit into these?! Uuuugh, I keep telling myself of all the things you need to remember to do when he comes. Hold him as much as you can, savor the cuddle sessions...he won't be small forever! But luckily, I still have a ways to go before he's off to college...