Three months to go! Whew, when you say it like that it seems like a really long time. However, when you say twelve weeks it seems a lot closer. So there we go...only twelve weeks left.
Still loving being pregnant. I'm not one of those types of pregnant women who start wishing it was over at month seven. (You know who you are!) I love month seven. No, I don't generally get miserable and ready to have the baby until a few weeks before I'm due. (I don't know the actual date this time because I've forbidden anyone to tell me so that I DON'T get antsy.) I know the REAL work begins when the baby comes. And while the payoff is a snuggly, little newborn, they are work. And all the work increases because ALL the little ones suddenly want to be held even more than normal and you only have two hands and two breasts. Since I wont be tandem nursing this time I only need one breast which is also part of the problem. Nursing the toddler while the newborn eats makes everything easier!
I get chiropractic care regularly, especially when I'm pregnant and I get massages once a month during the pregnancy. I went yesterday. OH HEAVEN. If you are pregnant and not getting maternity massages, I recommend it. There are so many benefits, the least of which is just feeling nice. Remember I talked about the pelvic pain I had a while back? (It somehow just went away on it's own.) Massage will make it so much more bearable, if not completely make it go away. My therapist has an awesome move that takes the pain away.
My lower back has begun hurting though. Proof that I am feeling this pregnancy. I don't usually feel lower back pain because of the chiro and massages. But I do feel a lot better since the massage. I didn't shave my legs, for those who wondered. She didn't mind. At least that she would admit.
My breasts are achy! I"m so happy! See, I've had low milk with my last two babies, so when my breasts get achy and burny and hurty, it gives me hope that I'll be able to breastfeed this baby. I'll have to do another post soon on that...but I can let you know that I will do just about anything, go to any extreme, to breastfeed. I'm incredibly committed.
I've been having more Braxton Hicks. Which I also love. Even a few "real" contractions here and there. Again, I love them. (But, no, I don't want someone to punch me...different kind of pain there.) I like knowing my body is beginning to do the work of labor. I like labor! (But not a broken leg, that is a different kind of pain.)
We are extremely curious to know if we are having twins. We want twins. Two for one, come on. Everyone likes a good deal. But as I mentioned, I don't want a sonogram and that is pretty much the only definitive way to tell. So for all you mommy's of twins...how did you know prior to the sono?
I've been feeling ultra tired and exhausted. (And no they aren't the same thing. See, tired means I'm sleepy and can't get enough sleep. Exhausted means I can't do anything because I have no energy. Aren't you glad for the Michelle vocab lesson?) Not the first trimester, I think I must have cancer, I am so unbelievably tired I can't even get off the couch, tired. But nonetheless tired. I've gotten dizzy a few times. And for no reason, I'll break out in a sweat and need to sit down. My heart beats fast. It's quite yuck. So as I prayed and wondered what could be going on God kept saying to me, iron, iron. So for about two weeks now, I have been feeling increasingly tired, sleepy, yucky. I started researching low iron and sure enough, everything I was feeling can be caused by low iron. (We UP...which is an easy way to say we do our own prenatals. I trust my body and I believe God will guide us. It's not for everyone, I'll be the first to admit. But I LOVE it. No pressure to get unnecessary tests. No pressure to induce early or follow their time lines. Just a relaxing, refreshing pregnancy to enjoy.)
I have done nothing to prepare for this baby. Poor baby will have to wear just a diaper since I haven't bothered to get out any clothes. I have some. I just haven't done a thing to prepare. Poor baby.
My nose! My nose is already widening. Does anyone else get this? It's wide to begin with so it really doesn't seem fair, if you ask me. But there you go. Getting wider.
So I guess that's it. As always I had more to say but then my prego brain stops working and I can't remember all of it.
How are you? Where are you in your pregnancy?
Trying to conceive? Are you following all my wonderful (stolen) advice? Keep at it...it's at least more fun than half the pregnancy.