So happy birthday to me! I turned 30 on wednesday and I woke up to a gorgeous sunrise, a birthday song and breakfast in bed. After work my partner took me out to an amazing dinner at a fancy restaurant. A 9-course meal, and just amazing quality time for the two of us. I was so exhausted during my first trimester that we hardly went out, and somehow we’ve been so busy all january, that it had been nearly a month since we’ve been on a date. I am happy, in love, and grateful!
In baby news, I started feeling sharp, clear kicks and movement just over two weeks ago. L was also able to feel them right away. First just with her fingertips, and now with her whole hand. Every day they are stronger, and baby is especially active in the evenings. My theory is that since I’m so active during the day, baby is mostly just enjoying the ride. And when I come home exhausted and veg out on the couch, that’s when baby starts up the circus routine. I had such a hard time falling asleep last night because of how much baby was moving! It feels so special, natural, and kind of strange at the same time. And I’m so happy L gets to experience it too!
My belly has grown to the point where familiar members at the gym have started congratulating me. For a while it kind of just looked like I was really getting a (fat) belly, but now that the uterus is about at my navel, I’m looking all round and firm. Getting out of bed, getting in and out of the driver’s seat of our car, getting up from a bench at the gym… among other things are kind of getting more difficult… but I’m just getting more and more excited! Stuff doesn’t fit me anymore… and it feels ridiculous to buy a new winter coat, for example, for 2 months. Luckily my friend loaned me her maternity coat, and I should be getting some warm outdoor pants too, for long walks out in the freezing cold. My biggest problem though is finding work out clothes to accommodate my swelling belly. Does anyone know of a good internet store where I could get (maternity) training pants/bottoms…? Going up a size hasn’t helped. They’re just uncomfortable. Thanks!
I realized while talking to L the other day, that since getting pregnant was so difficult and was such a long, arduous process, that pregnancy itself had become the goal. I really hadn’t thought of parenthood, or actually having the baby for maybe a year and a half until just in the past few weeks, now that I am constantly aware of the life growing inside me. Suddenly, now that I’m definitely pregnant I’m starting to understand that oh yeah…. getting to this point wasn’t the actual goal or end of the line, but there’s going to be a tiny person involved in this in just four and a half months. We’re going to be a family! With a baby!
Tomorrow we’re having a birthday celebration with a bunch of friends and family. I can’t wait! Though, I have to say, I’m feeling a lot self-conscious about squeezing into a bikini and wearing it in front of everyone at the spa. Better try it on to make sure it fits, at all…..
Posting a belly pic soon!