Well, I am officially looking pregnant. I think I've pretty much been showing from the get-go, but I still have people who are surprised when I tell them and claim they didn't notice. I'm not sure whether to be flattered or offended, because all bodies and shapes are beautiful of course, but if I really had indulged in this many sandwiches I probably would opt for a looser top... just saying.
My biggest phobia with pregnancy is a completely ridiculous one, the depletion on the belly button. No one warned me the first time that I should take a long look at my belly button and really appreciate its jauntiness. It freaked me out when it got shallower and shallower and ultimately disappeared. This time around I was prepared, but it's vanishing even more rapidly (the only evidence is that dimple on the belly silhouette). I will miss her when she's gone, who knew that I was so attached to my belly button?!
This little girl is a mover. I don't sleep well in general, but it's even more difficult when she decides to do flips every time I lay down. I can't wait to see if this translates to her personality when she gets here. Little Smith was mellow in the womb... and he's a pretty mellow kid too. I just hope she inherits her brother's sleeping habits and not mine.
I am really loving this stage of pregnancy, feeling strong, clear(ish) headed, and healthy. I am so excited to start our garden this week-end and get my hands in the dirt (don't worry, I was tested for that taxmopla...pla... something and I don't have the predisposition, so I am free to dig away). I'm itching to get everything done before the heat hits and my belly grows gargantuan, a busy and fun-filed spring ahead for sure!