pregnancy: week 31
This week I traveled to MKE for the weekend to visit with family for Easter. JT and the dogs stayed behind, with strict instructions to clean out the garage.
I am nesting. In my case, this means that all I want to do is hang out with my sewing machine and bark orders at JT to finish some of our half-done projects. I also have this crazy desire to throw away EVERYTHING. Seriously, nothing is safe right now. Mwah ha ha ha…
I do not have any desire to a) cook or b) clean, which is good news for the giant dog fur tumbleweeds in the hallway, but bad news for the blog (dirty house = no desire to post pics of some of our more recent house updates). Maybe I’ll change that up this week – I’m getting a little bored with myself talking only about this pregnancy, so it might be time to talk about something else for a while.
It was good to visit with family over the weekend, and I think the belly grew exponentially during my time with them. Or at least mama bear said that the belly looked bigger every time she looked at it. Some days I really have trouble believing that it actually CAN get any bigger, but then it does… whoa.
Sister was the only one who has actually poked Rico and gotten him to poke back. Largely, he ignores my attempts to get him riled up, and he hasn’t responded to anyone else, either.
In new pregnancy symptoms, my pelvis ACHES. It’s not too bad when sitting, but moving around is slightly painful (is this why pregnant women waddle?). Any suggestions on how to reduce this are welcome — or am I just stuck with this until Rico shows up?
In awkward moments this week, I was passing papers back to my students and BUMPED ONE WITH THE BELLY. Mortifying for both of us, I suspect. Turns out I’m not as small in real life as I am in my head. Oops.