So many contractions! I never realized contractions could be so frequent so early on. All week I’ve been having close to 10+/- every day. I had 4 in 15 minutes the other day. I get them up, down, standing around, flat on my back or eating a snack. I finally called the nurse today to ask her if its just my version of normal or if I should be worried. I drink water like a whale as I’ve stated before. The current consensus is that my uterus is irritable. Ya think?! All this accompanied by menstrual type cramps. But, I’m not to worry about it because she said that last week my cervix was at 4.3cm long which was even better than 2 weeks prior. She was going to run it by the dr just to make sure they are cool with me being irritable (yes, I’m irritable too now from the non stop action in there) but its probably all fine and dandy. At least I hope so. As I told my mom, its nothing I can’t live with as long as I know its ok.
Something I may not have mentioned before – I’ve been told I have an odd looking pregnant belly. The exact words were “like a ziplock bag of water under your skin.” I laughingly told the dr at my last appointment as I laid down for my belly measuring segment, that I have an odd looking prego belly. When I lifted my shirt he actually chuckled and said “as long as it gets the job done. Right?” I agree!!! I’ll let you be the judge.
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        Im really enjoying feeling this baby boy move. At night when I lay on my side it feels just like he’s kicking my hip bones. He feels long to me. Lately I’ll feel him way down in my pelvis and by my belly button. I have no idea what position he’s in now. But up or down he must be facing out because I seem to be feeling knees and elbows. This is definitely the most fun part of pregnancy for me. It still seems to weird DH out. He doesn’t feel baby move much. He enjoys talking about baby or even to baby but something about feeling a little person squirm around inside a belly is weird to him. I kind of understand I guess but still I LOVE IT!!!

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       Someone asked me about my pregnancy cravings. Its strange but aside from salad in mass quantities, (a recent picture of me eating lettuce)

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greens, celery and beans, I don’t think I’ve craved much long term. Maybe some things I wanted for a day or 2 but not long. The only lasting cravings have been in the veggie department. That’s fine by me though! I will admit, I had a deep affection for Taco Bell for at least a month but considering that I live 20 minutes from the nearest TB, I didn’t get to give in to that craving unless I was already in town.
       Its amazing to me. When I was about 8-9 weeks pregnant, a stray cat that has made this its TEMPORARY home, also got pregnant. Some time passed, she got fat, she had 4 adorable kittens. (All kittens are adorable. It’s when they grow up and dig up your flower bed that they aren’t so cute anymore.) Here we are almost 5 weeks later. The kittens walk and talk (in kitten language). They are old enough to enjoy some squishy cat food and their mother’s work is nearly done. But my baby is no where near done cooking! He needs at least another 4 months to be born safely. And I hope he gets every day he needs!! Its so interesting how fast things move in the small animal world.

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But elephants! That’s another story. Something like 21 months I think. Wow!
          I’ve got to go feed this baby. We’re getting hungry again.
God, thank You for this sweet baby and its precious movements. Thank You for every day You’ve brought us. Guide us both safely to our goal. In Jesus name, amen
     I leave you with this. Just because. 😉

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