This week has been a bit of a doozy, Belle is growing so fast that my body doesn't quite know how to accommodate her. Being short-waisted doesn't help the situation but for right now I'm counting my blessings in that our girl likes burrowing low instead of getting up under my ribs. It makes sitting and bending difficult, but at least she isn't jabbing my ribcage regularly (only when she does somersaults).
Due to the extra weight from her little body, my doctor is pretty sure she's loosened a joint in my foot to the point where I'm having trouble staying on my right foot for any length of time (byebye workouts for the time being).
Speaking of weight, I've gained about 5 pounds in the past two weeks (yikes) and lil Belle Anne is weighing in at just over 4 pounds (growing like a weed, I'm telling you!). I'm trying to not freak out too much about gaining weight, but it's ingrained in me to not want to see the number on the scale go up, you know? Oh well.... healthy growing baby.
At this point in the game our little nugget's lungs are pretty well equipped for functioning completely on their own, so if she decided to push her way out of the womb early, she'd be tiny, but would be fine. Not that we're hoping for such an early arrival, but her daddy is convinced that she'll be coming somewhat early because of all the movement and BH contractions I have.
This week she's also gotten into the habit of evening hiccups. I have to make sure I stand up when she has a hiccup fit, because of how low she's sitting my bladder and pelvic bone feel like they are rattling when I don't stretch my waist out. It's such a weeeeird feeling guys. So weird.
This week I've also been getting things together in her room a little more and finally found a pediatrician clinic covered by insurance. Next on my list is to pack a hospital bag & wash all of her clothes, blankets & towels (once we get our dryer working).
Mommas, what are the must haves for the hospital?