baby journal: week 18
It happened: my bump has decided to, somewhat, pop out. For the past 4 or 5 weeks I'd wake up in the morning with a flat belly, eat all day long, and by nighttime have a bump! Then I'd go to sleep and the process would start all over again. Dave and I joked that I ate the baby every night and we were sure it was there the night before! Well, around the start of week 18 that bump started to stay put morning through night. It's not quite a cute bump yet (did you eat a few too many donuts this morning...?), but it's on its way and that's fine by me.
I'm still feeling fine, but lets be honest, I can't really pretend I'm not pregnant anymore. I drove up with my mom to Utah this week to help my little sister move into her college dorms and I kept trying to convince myself that I could do this, that, or the other just like before - jump up on the bed and hang things almost out of reach, bend and twist to the side, etc, etc. I paid for it a bit at the end of the day with sore sides and feet. Ah well, I wouldn't have it any other way. It was a fun trip and I'm just glad I could be there and help, even amid some serious stink eyes from other mom's helping their daughters move in due to my (now noticeable) baby bump - that was pretty darn hilarious. Don't worry ladies! This isn't what it looks like!
My favorite acquisitions of the week were borrowed from my sweet sister-in-law. She lent me her pregnancy body pillow and here memory foam mattress topper and, holy cow, I'm one happy lady. Never. Going. Back. I might have to start saving my pennies so I can buy my own...