We are very much so at the uncomfortable stage, and I still have 7(ish) weeks to go. I really can't wait to shed the extra weight and to feel normal again. Between the back and hip aches it's getting harder and harder to sleep or sit comfortably for long. The swollen ankles do not help in the standing area either.
All of these selfish thoughts about my comfort tend to get in the way of remembering that right now it's not just my body that is being effected by this pregnancy. A whole new little life is being created! The Lord is knitting together a precious life inside of me! I do think that one of the weirdest things the Lord has done is the process of how a baby grows and comes into the world, but I am so thankful (and need to remind myself of how thankful I am) that despite of the discomforts that the Lord has allowed me to get pregnant.
Baby girl moves around a lot! She has had hiccups a few times, and I will apologize to her profusely that she probably will have to deal with hiccups a lot because of me! One of her favorite times to really go to town with her dancing and somersaulting is during church.... makes me think she is a little bit charismatic, not sure how that happened with my Mennonite background ;) So far I haven't had any real cravings and that has been a deep disappointment to me. I always welcome ice cream and anything sweet, but that is no change from before I was pregnant. The biggest change in my taste has been my coffee taste bud. I used to want/crave coffee all the time and had a cup or two a day. Now I don't really have a desire for it and go a week or weeks without. It's still a social think I like, so you'll find me with a cup of decaf caramel hi-rise or a decaf almond joy latte every once in awhile when I'm with a friend. With the weather getting cooler I do enjoy a coffee by my fireplace! But seriously, I never dreamt that my coffee intake could possibly change and boy has it! I do think that Baby Girl is excited to meet her daddy, sometimes when he gets to talking she gets to moving. I tell Jason that he is too loud and is upsetting her, but he knows she is ready to have him hold her vs me!
I cannot wait to see Jason with our little girl. He is such a softie for her already. He says he is terrified of newborns, and refuses to hold them. I have a feeling that he will get over that very quickly when our daughter makes her appearance. I'm afraid I'm going to have to be the one to tell her 'no' when needed, I'm not sure I'm going to like that role! :)
As for our house project, we should be done enough to move in by tomorrow evening! I do not really believe it, but it should be the case! Jason had a few boys from youth group come over after church last night to help him rip out the carpet. Abbie Johnson was a dear and came over to entertain me while that was going on. Tonight J needs to finish pulling up staples and bits of padding that were left behind so that our new carpet can be installed tomorrow morning! J will still have a few things to paint later on, a second coat on the doorways and he didn't get to the window frames yet. We'll also need to get rods in our new closet, ect. That all seems very minor compared to what we have been going through the last month! I knew this would be a big project when we started, but didn't really know until we got to this point.
Hopefully the next post will be about our finished project!