New this month:
1. My baby is torturing my bladder. He (yes, it is a boy, we have photo evidence!) is head down and every time he stretches, he punches my bladder. Today, he punched once very hard on my half-full bladder and made me pee a little.
2. He has a name (Morgan) that has so far been met with overly polite nods and smiles . My mother’s response over the phone was a very noncommittal, falsely enthusiastic “Oh!” She then followed it up with a long pause and a, “You’re serious, right?” This name was something we prayed about and then asked for clear direction, and then we played cards. We had narrowed the choices down to three first names and three middle names. Each name was assigned a card (Aces for Jackson, Kings for Morgan, and Queens for Gabriel), and then we drew cards until we came to one of the three cards. We drew three kings in a row. What are the odds? Whatever they are, this child is destined to be named Morgan. No, neither my husband nor I can stack a deck, and yes, we did shuffle thoroughly before drawing a card. The process was repeated for the middle name, resulting in three more kings (not in a row, but separated but miscellaneous twos and threes). Let me just insert a disclaimer here that makes it very clear I don’t recommend this method, and I’m not saying God stacked the deck, but I’m also not saying He didn’t, if you know what I mean. Moving on…
3. I lost a couple pounds. Quite a feat I believe. My doctor is content as long as I’m not gaining.
4. My nausea is gone completely, but it has been replaced by lots more belly/ligament pain as well as a temperamental sciatic nerve.
5. I can feel the baby moving all day practically. He is especially active in the evening.
6. My belly doesn’t feel so huge now. It hit a plateau for the moment.
Not new this month:
1. I’m still peering, all the time. I have stopped to pee twice while writing this post.
2. My boobs still hurt.
3. I’m so very moody.
In four more weeks, I go back for a glucose tolerance test. We’re skipping the one hour test and going straight for the three hour test. Why? Because I am at high risk for gestational diabetes. Fingers crossed!