I have reached the halfway point! I am totally amazed. Maybe, just maybe, I could end up with an actual baby at the end of this! Mind-blowing.
There really hasn't been too much going on in the way of pregnancy developments. I must be getting big - you should have seen my sister's face when I saw her for the first time in a week. It was priceless! Shock and disbelief...so I guess things are really poppin'!
I took the picture above myself (as if you couldn't tell). Rob is sick this week. I love him to death but it is funny how it's as if he is the only person to ever get sick with the most awful cold in the history of the world. So it's been a quiet week for me - I had to cancel my quilting lesson Monday, and I've been taking care of the dogs and scrapping together random food for dinner. I always loved to cook so much, but I have been totally not inspired or ambitious this whole pregnancy. Which is a shame because boy do I love to eat!
I feel pretty good generally, and I continue to be so thankful for that! My lower back is starting to ache a bit, but it's not a surprise when you think of how fast my center of gravity is changing. And that's about it! I am knocking on every piece of wood in my office right now that things stay somewhat smooth!
I have been feeling the baby like crazy, and at random times. So far, the morning appears to be a popular time for some baby jazzercise. I can't wait until you can feel it on the outside to Rob can start to feel more connected! I know he's jealous. He enjoyed speaking into my bellybutton (or what's left of it) as if it's a microphone to say hello. And also sticking his finger in my poor, shallow, wide bellybutton. I guess he's kind of right that it's the closest he can get to the baby right now. :) But it feels WEIRD. I always had such a cavernous bellybutton, very deep but thin, that I don't think the skin way in there ever got touched. Now it's so shallow and it's opening up like it's going to flip inside out that you can access the previously-unexplored regions.
Also, my belly is ridiculously hairy.
It's fun...but definitely a little disconcerting to look down at this weird body that seems to belong to someone else!