Double chin alert! Other than my belly, that seems to be the only other thing that’s expanding. My ankles are still their normal, waif-like size (okay, not that skinny, but skinny compared to the rest of me). Even after walking around all evening last night and this afternoon, my feet weren’t swollen at all. I call this a moral victory for my feet.
My joints are spreading and relaxing so walking, sleeping, sitting, existing, is a little more uncomfortable these days. My pelvic joints are the main culprits and my slight waddle has now progressed into a full-blown “I just rode a horse all day” bow-legged jaunt. I’m sure it’s hilarious to my coworkers to watch me walk to the bathroom every twenty minutes. Thi is just par for the course so I don’t usually complain about the achiness. Getting out of bed is a struggle; it usually takes me a minute or two to get completely out of bed and I can’t do it without wincing.
I start my weekly prenatal appointments this week; this Friday we are going to discuss my birth plan. This was never even mentioned during my last pregnancy. The birth center gave Jacob and I a packet to fill out and answer questions regarding the kind of birth we want. We haven’t completed this assignment yet but we have discussed it out loud.
I have two more weeks left at my full time job and something tells me those days are going to drag on even more than they already do.
We are nearly done with getting everything ready for the baby’s arrival. We still don’t have a crib but we aren’t in a big hurry. I wanted to get some cloth diapers, too, but I haven’t made the trek out to Buy Buy Baby yet (they sell Bum Genius which comes highly recommended). I plan on using cloth at home during the day so I don’t need a massive stockpile like some moms have. I just want to help cut down on our diaper costs and not fill up landfills with so many diapers. I try to be green as much as I can, but I’m really closer to teal. And, being green is just like parenting- it isn’t all or nothing.
Oh, and P.S. The umbrella isn’t just a prop. It was actually raining a bit while we were outside.