We're getting closer and closer to the halfway mark, which is mind blowing to me. In just a couple weeks we find out if Baby S is a boy or girl. Todd and I are both secretly hoping for a boy, but obviously we'll be thrilled either way.
A few new changes in my world:
1. The middle of the night potty runs have officially begun. I know this is all new to me, and I can be a bit naive, but I really thought this part of pregnancy might skip me. Until this week I was mostly sleeping through the night. Granted, in the morning I would make a mad dash for the bathroom, but I told Todd that I thought my body wasn't waking me up to go. I was convinced I was just going to hold it all night and sleep soundly. Nope. I'm now fully awake between 2 and 3am. The worst part? I'm not good at falling back asleep quickly. This morning I laid in bed for over an hour trying to see if I could remember the names of the four girls on Teen Mom 2. What has happened to me?!
2. Maybe you moms can help me with this one. In the last week or so my tailbone has been aching. I thought I had just sat on something hard for too long, but after a week of dull pain, I'm realizing this is my new normal. On top of that, my hips are really sore. Yesterday I couldn't put all my weight on my right leg without almost falling over. Is this something I just get used to, or can a chiropractor help? I do sit at a desk all day at work, which may have a lot to do with it. I'm going to try to be more active during the work day.
3. I officially have a bump! It has been around for the last couple of weeks, but now I can't hide it at all. I wore maternity jeans for the first time yesterday and they are heavenly! I don't know if I ever want to go back to normal jeans!
All of these changes have really been fun to experience (even when they don't feel so great). I'm amazed that there is a life growing inside of me. I feel so blessed that God would call Todd and I to be parents. He has revealed so much to me these past few weeks. When Todd and I first found out we were pregnant, I joked that God may have accidentally chosen the wrong girl. Doesn't He know how scared I am? Doesn't He know pain and I don't get along? But He has provided and shown me time and again that it's His strength, not my own that will carry me during this. The fact that He trusts me so deeply to handle this has made me fall in love with Him in a whole new way. It's not news that I'm a control freak, but letting go has been such a breath of fresh air.
And for those pics I promised...
I've gone from this -
To this -
Thanks to all you girls who left comments on my blog, facebook and emailed book recommendations! I've got plenty of reading material to keep me busy the next 5 1/2 months!