Symptoms: Some round ligament pain, from getting bigger by the day. Severe pregnancy brain. Sinus weirdness seems to be getting better, while the C-word seems to get worse every week. Moaning and groaning when I get up/roll over is still in full swing. It’s also much harder to bend down and scoop up Little Dog’s poo during her walks — but I am not resorting to a lame shovel!
Body changes: Belly getting bigger (duh). I have given up looking at my boobs in the mirror, as I do not really like what I see — in clothes, they’re awesome, though!
High point: Trying to feel Little Baby’s kicks from the outside. I have not yet felt an actual POW! to my hand, but I think I can feel movement in general. Am I spooking him/her with my hand? I try to do it slowly when I feel kicking, but the kicking always stops once my hand is there. Kick me, dammit — and then kick your daddy, so he really believes you’re in there!
Low point: General weepiness a few times, over nothing important. Like literally nothing important. On Tuesday because the chicken wrap I’d made was disgusting, and I cried while I ate it because I felt like such a bad cook.
Paranoid moment of the week: Nothing major, but sometimes I wonder if Little Baby is kicking regularly enough. You don’t need to start doing “kick counts” until Week 28, but I think it’s natural to wonder if your baby is “behind” … and then start fearing horrible things, like maybe-the-cord-is-wrapped-around-its-neck-already-and-it-can’t-move-and-those-weak-little-kicks-are-signs-that-its-struggling!