i'm pregnant and it's going to be a rollercoaster

Bump picture May 22, 2009

Hello Speck –

So – this is your home, week 35.

See what I mean when I ask you to please stop pushing out as it is hurting my stomach??

It all really is getting pretty squishy down in there.  I don’t seem to have prominent stretch-marks yet, but it certainly feels like I am developing them.  However, I realise I’m lucky & I shouldn’t complain at all – there are a large number of women due at the same time as me on the forum I read who are having all sorts of painful complications:  gestational diabetes, early birth scares (with associated trips to the hospital, contractions, monitoring & drugs), pelvises that are totally out of whack (so much so they are using walking frames or are bed-bound), etc etc.

So really, we’re all good.  Your dad and I went for a walk last night, and the only thing that is happening is that my walking has totally slowed down now.  So its more of a meander.  Meander-waddle.  The weight out-front means that I do find it hard to balance.   So my waddle is getting more pronounced.   And its very hard to sit-up in bed when I’m lying down.  The muscles that do that just can’t cope with the additional weight of you and all the fluid you’re floating around it.

love you



One Response to “Bump picture”

  1. Grandma Says:

    Ah, at last….good to see a proper belly shot. Now Speck is in focus. I watched you and Speck coming down the steps at yoga last night and was amazed at how much air space Speck’s taking up. I guess a perspective from below is always enlarging. we had a nice class, you and Speck and I. I was imagining how little Speck is going to love playing about with his/her hips n joints n limbs generally for years n years to come. Any way must go n wash my hair for the baby shower.

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