Thursday, September 04, 2008

Bump Watch 2008, 33 weeks, 4 days

33 weeks, 4 days

45 days left until Em Dash's arrival!

Today my co-worker returned to work after a week off and said to me, "Wow! You really popped while I was gone!" It's funny 'cuz I was thinking the same thing. I spend my evenings at home waddling around in a maternity sleep bra (aka a sports bra designed to keep your massive boobs from flopping around too much while sleeping, with a less constricting band around the bottom) and shorts. Brent sometimes stop mid-sentence because of my belly to say, "Holy crap, you are PREGNANT!"

I find myself bumping into things with my belly more often, forgetting that I've grown so much horizontally. Leaning over to grab something off the counter or picking something off the floor of my car...heck, even trying to put pants on in the morning - I have to bend my legs differently. It's so strange, yet freakin' hilarious.

And over the past week or so, Em Dash has started getting the hiccups. I was starting to worry about her because she HADN'T had them yet. (Just one of many things a pregnant woman could be paranoid about.) I was worried that her little parts in charge of hiccups weren't developing correctly, so I was relieved when she finally got them. They feel so different from her typical kicks and pushes. It's movement from deep within my belly, continous movements that I can feel much more while laying on my back than on either of my sides. Brent can easily feel and see them, too.

One of the few things my mom remembers from her pregnancy with me is that I'd often get hiccups in the middle of the night. Hasn't happened to me yet, but Em Dash does tend to get them right when I lay down to sleep.

In not-so-fun pregnancy news, good-bye ankles, hello cankles. Boooo. I'm actually typing this with my feet in a foot bath in the hopes of reducing the swelling. And I regularly wrap my ankles in ice packs. Swelling can suck it!

"There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same." - Norman Mailer

22 comments:

  1. my CW had the worst swelling in her feet/ankles when she was pregnant. she used to sit with her feet up on her trashcan during work to try to help. i hope you can get a little relief with the ice and foot baths. :(

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  2. Looking great, Nanette!

    Wow, 45 days! It's going to go by so fast!

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  3. What a pretty dress!

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  4. You're getting so close now- Yay!! And the swollen feet/ankles are the worst. I hated that so much- it looks terrible AND it is so uncomfortable. Then it doesn't stop until a week or two after you deliver. Ugh. I wish I could put a happy spin on it but it just sucks and you have to get through it.

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  5. You know what I hated? I don't know if you're experiencing this or not but my belly button poked way out. Then when I would sit at work it would rub against the edge of my desk and get irritated. I had bad swollen feet and ankles too to the point where in my last couple weeks the only thing I could wear to work were slippers. Good thing I worked 3rd shift and we could wear whatever we wanted. I don't know what I would have done otherwise.

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  6. You are so cute!

    I love that you're bumping into stuff. I bump into stuff now... I can only imagine what it would be like to have a pregnant belly!

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  7. aw, how cute =) the whole cankles part sounds pretty annoying, though. does it help if brent gives you a foot massage? hint hint...

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  8. you look wonderful!

    the bean had hiccups regularly, and guess what? she's almost a year old and she still gets them once a day.

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  9. You are really one of those glowing, beautiful pregnant women!

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  10. aw you are so cute. and definitely have the cute mommy glow going :)

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  11. You're so cute! Ack! 45 days?!?!? That's how long I have to get the rest of your gift to you!

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  12. aww...the hiccup story just made me smile. It made me look forward to being pregnant someday. Wow, to feel her little hiccups...amazing. :)

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  13. You look great! And I love the dress - where did you get it? Is it a maternity dress? DO TELL!

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  14. What a great dress! You look so stylish!!! And, hang in there...she's almost here :-)

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  15. boo to swelling. :(. aaaalmost!

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  16. cankles or not, you look beautiful!

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  17. Sorry about your swelling! You look adorable! :)

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  18. you are glowing!! 45 days??! wow, so exciting!

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  19. I had no idea babies could hiccup inside you! I'm thinking it feels pretty strange, no?

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  20. Boo for cankles! Yea for the cute hiccup story :) I can't believe you only have 45 days to go!

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  21. Huh. I didn't know babies get hiccups when they're still inside the tummy.

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  22. I hated the swelling. Made me feel bigger than I already looked and felt. Ugh. I hope it's temporary for you.

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