now 25 weeks pregnant with you. WHAT?! I can’t believe it. Literally every
single time I walk by my reflection in a mirror or window, I can’t believe it’s
me with that growing belly. I’ve gotten to the point now where even strangers
can tell that I’m pregnant. You’re each 1.5 pounds and growing at a rate of 6
ounces each every week which means that just my belly is growing ¾ pound every
week. Ouch! My skin is getting stretched and it itches a lot so I make sure to
slather on my belly butter and bump gloss each night J Yes, those are the real names
it really helps!
My favorite part about being pregnant so far is feeling you move. It’s so
strange to me that there are two humans inside my body. I have 3 heartbeats
beating inside my body. 3! Your little arms and legs are moving around a lot. I
was in a meeting at work and had my hand by the right side of my belly and you
kicked so hard, Goldie, that my arm moved! I just couldn’t stop smiling. Whenever
your dad tries to feel you move, you stop moving. It sounds like you’re trying
to give your dad a little taste of the ‘ol medicine, you little tricksters. He did feel a lot of movement last night right when we parked the car, so he caught you! You
also move a lot when I lay down to go to bed at night. You listen to your
mother, now. Don’t get used to that! Night time is sleepy time, babies.
my body hurts! My lower back is definitely taking a beating and I can’t do as
much physically as I used to, by far. I went to the grocery store and Costco after
work the other day and I pulled into the garage and literally sat there for 20
minutes because I couldn’t quite summon the energy to move. I felt like I had
run a marathon, although I don’t actually know what running a marathon feels
like because mama ain’t crazy. Mama doesn’t do
marathons. But I feel like I can compare how I felt because I’ve totally heard
people talk about how they feel after they run marathons. So, yeah.
smiling. He sent me a little video the other night after he set up our back
patio table. He said that you two and him were waiting for me to come home so
that we could all sit out there as a family. He always fake disciplines you all
the time, as practice, just for good measure. He told me last night that we
need to have a strategy, like good cop/bad cop, that’s he heard that it works
like a charm. Parenting with him is going to be fun.
going to be as a mother now versus if I would have had you several years ago.
I’m glad we worked so hard to get you here. There’s something about putting in
hard work and then appreciating the reward so much more. I think I would have
been more high strung and would have stressed over the small stuff a lot more
than I think I will now. I think I’ll enjoy you more because I know how
fleeting your childhood is going to be.