Even though there’s a belly up there, I feel like she slowed down on the growing sitch this week. For some reason I just don’t feel as big as I look up there. Weird.
Well, as far as my back is concerned, I’m doing better. But I’m just going to chalk it up to having issues for the rest of the pregnancy. I’m trying to take it easy….and by that I mean I’m not lifting 2-tons of misc crap…..just 1 ton. But I’m really trying to take it easy. Really. And as long as I don’t bend over too much I feel pretty good. Whooooray.
Good news is she’s been moving around A LOT. I can’t believe how much she moves around!! It’s by far the coolest feeling ever. The other night I could feel her pushing on my left side with I think her head or hands, but then I felt small pushes on my right side too (which I think were her feet), at the same time. So I think she was all stretched out in there! Lol.
And you know, energy wise, I’m doing really good. I’ve been a little engergizer bunny lately. The other night I got to bed at 10:30pm and woke up at 5am and although I was tired, I kept going. I’m dreading that 3rd trimester slow down that’s right around the corner for sure!! But hopefully it won’t be that bad.
Last weekend I got to see my sister-in-law Jennifer who’s pregnant with her 3rd, a girl also. She’s technically 2 weeks behind me, due in late August, but comparing belly’s I think we’re about the same!! It was so much fun to sit and talk with her about her symptoms and cravings and aches and pains. This pregnancy for her is different than her other two on all levels, she said. So it’s neat to share all my troubles/triumphs with her! It’s funny, we’re both craving a lot of the same stuff too: chocolate and ice cream. And cereal! These two little girls are going to be fast friends for sure! I just know it!
And on to my little girl!
She’s about 15in long right now, weighing in at 2.2 lbs. They say she’s the size of a cucumber, but that just seems weird to me. Makes me picture her all long and skinny. If you’ve noticed a huge change in her height this week, it’s because we’re now measuring her length from head to toe, instead of head to rump like we’ve been doing in the past.
One of the biggest changes this week is she’s starting to open up her eyes! They’ve been shut up until now, so the retina can develop. But now she can open them up, focus, and look around. Not much to look at, but they say if you shine a flashlight on my belly she’ll kick in response. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m totally going to do it!!
Baby Girl’s brain wave activity is also developing at high speed this week. Not only can she hear what’s going on, but she can now respond to it by a faster pulse rate or kick. And I gotta tell ya, I definitely feel the kicks!!!