Oh my goodness we're at 6 months now! I was talking to my friend this week and she said something about April being only 2 weeks away, and I just couldn't believe it! My baby shower is on May 6th, and I've got to get Mini's room ready before then!!!
This week was a very interesting week. I had some hormones come out that showed me the dark side of pregnancy, and I did not like it one bit. Oddly enough, it started the day I got to see my baby girl on the sonogram and she was being all kinds of active and cute, so I'm not sure why I turned so negative! During the sonogram, she kept waving her arms around and doing this thing with her lips where it looked like she was kissing or blowing bubbles. At one point, she put her hand over her face with the palm up and looked like a little drama queen! I seriously cannot wait until we meet this little girl and see that personality.
But later that night, after running some errands with Sean, I was lying on the couch with my eyes closed since my back started to hurt. My mom and little sis are in town for the week and staying with us, and when they got home, wanted to hear all about the Dr. appointment and see if they could feel Mini kicking. My mom started talking to me about her day and tears just began running down my face. Now, I need to preface this by saying that I LOVE when my mom is in town. Typically she and little sis (Jasmine) will stay with us for the entire summer (for Jasmine's tennis camps) and we never have any issues. We always have tons of fun. And she does my laundry, cleans my house, makes dinner and is truly, truly amazing. But for whatever reason this particular night, I just wanted everyone to leave me alone. When my mom saw the tears, she runs over and rubs my back and says "baby is everything ok? Are you hurting? What can I do?" And my response to her??? "Please just don't talk to me." How rude is that?! I couldn't believe how irritable I was, but I really just didn't want anyone to talk to me, touch me, be near me... So she gets up and I can hear that she has gone over to Sean, and he comes and sits next to me and asks what's wrong. (I've also been feeling very attached to Sean lately and want him around all of the time, so I had no problem with him talking to me). But I just told him that I had no idea why I felt this way and that there was absolutely nothing wrong with me. I just didn't want people to talk to me. At this point, I am full on crying. He tells me I should just go get ready for bed and lay down and when I do, I realize why I feel so upset: my house is a complete disaster right now with the bathroom remodel. There is dust EVERYWHERE, random stuff everywhere, and 4 people are sharing a teeny tiny bathroom, and I am really overwhelmed by all of it.
I went and apologized to my mom for being so rude to her, and she just loved on me and helped me wipe off the dust that was in my room and told me she'd clean up everything this week. She is such a gem. But I still find myself a little irritable and sad. People keep telling me it's a normal part of pregnancy which I guess makes me feel a little bit better. I just have to continue to remember 1 Corinthians... Love is patient. Love is kind. And hopefully this darker side of pregnancy will go away quickly instead of continue throughout. I didn't even tell you about the stamp fiasco that also happened later in the week. Suffice it to say that I've been super weepy all week long when all I really want to do is smile and be happy, feeling Mini moving around inside of me.
How far along: 24 weeks which equals 6 months!! Mini weighs 1 pound 5 ounces and is 12 inches long! That is so huge across my belly. But it makes it so I can really feel her movements :) She's actually been moving so much and kicking so hard that I sometimes can't concentrate when I'm working. But it is a feeling I will never tire of. Sean finally got to see her move and feel her kicking for the first time this week.
What I'm craving: I for sure need to curb the sweet tooth. But every day I want a coke. Just a few sips, not a Big Gulp... But the bubbles and sweetness taste so good!
How I'm feeling: My emotions are a wreck, but my body is feeling better. I got a maternity belt this weekend and it has definitely helped take the pressure off of my back. It still hurts sometimes when I sit for too long, but it's not the all-day pain I was feeling last week, thank goodness. Dr. C also ok'd the chiropractor, so I will definitely be reaching out to the doctors so many of you have referred to me!
What I bought this week: We bought stuff for the bathroom! Mini's room is on hold this week until the bathroom gets a little more put together. As soon as that vanity is out though... I am going nuts in her room.
What I'm most excited about this week: I love coming home every day and seeing the progression of the bathroom. It is going to be so beautiful next week when they finish. I'll be most excited when it is done, so I can deep clean the house and get back to feeling normal.
I'm definitely ready for this weekend. Although the house is a mess and there are a few extra people living here this week, I just need some down time and me time. I do get a massage tomorrow and am definitely looking forward to that. But mostly I want to wear yoga pants and be cozy and lazy for a few days.