8 more weeks. What?! Can that really be possible?
Pregnancy is still going very well. I seriously feel so blessed that I have had it so easy compared to so many women. Things are definitely getting uncomfortable though! Paul drives me to class in the morning because I walk so slow now. I start off at a good pace but by the time I get to campus I am going slower than an old lady on a leisurely stroll. I'm not sure how much of my back pain is due to my back problem or just the baby getting bigger. Either way, I'm still trying my best to stay active. Working out has been reduced from 2-3 times a week to 1... or MAYBE 2 times a week. Part of this is due to my crazy schedule, but part is due to my struggle to breathe and move my tired body.
Our little man is definitely growing in there. I can't believe how much my belly grows each week. I can also tell that he's starting to get a little cramped in there. Instead of feeling kicks and punches, I now feel lots of stretching and pushing. I swear, he will just hold his legs out for 30 seconds at a time. Doesn't he know he has to share that space with me?! Silly boy. I also felt him have hiccups for the first time. I think those might be my favorite. They're so cute and little (and not uncomfortable like all of that stretching!).
Our appointment went well this week. The doctor straight up grabbed his head! This confirmed that he is currently head down. It's always possible that he'll flip a few times before d-day, but I'm hoping he remains head down for the majority of the pregnancy. The thought of a breech baby scares me!
A few other things of note-
My belly button is practically gone.
I think I had a Braxton Hicks contraction? I didn't like it. I'm glad it didn't last long.
I have no self control when it comes to sweets.
I'm getting lazy. Seriously. Getting off the couch can be hard.
Compression Stockings. Oh my gosh. They save me during those 12 hour clinicals.