Thursday, March 13, 2008

Pregnancy Update #2

At 5 1/2 months pregnant, I feel pretty good. I feel like I am further along than I am, but all my pregnancies have been large and this one proves to be no different. All my babies were over 8 pounds, and this will probably be the same.

I do feel one big difference this time around-- I am more conscious of where the baby is and feeling more "loose", for lack of a better term. I can feel the baby bouncing around inside my belly and it is a very sweet feeling at this point. I'm sure by 8 or 9 months I'll be begging baby to stop kicking my bladder or putting it's foot under my ribcage, but for now, it's so soft that it simply reminds me that my belly does not belong only to me.

As for the "looseness" I feel, because this is my fourth pregnancy, it feels like my body is easily slipping into pregnancy mode and assuming the positions. I feel like my belly grew faster this time, and when I squat, I can feel more pressure between my legs than I can remember with the other three. Nothing painful, just a vivid reminder that soon, I'll be squeezing a baby out.

The first time I felt baby inside me move, was about a month ago. It was about 2 weeks ago that Hubby could feel the baby as well. On an active kicking session, I could see the top of my belly bouncing and putting my hand there, could feel it, too. I grabbed Hubby's hand and soon, baby kicked hard enough to startle Hubby. Brought tears to my eyes to know that Hubby felt the baby move and made it seem more real to him, too.

Here's me, 5 1/2 months pregnant.

Still no certain food cravings popping up yet with this one. Though I must admit I got more than frustrated when my favorite ice cream flavor was not in stock at the local food store. I go wild for Edy's Cherry Chocolate chip ice cream and when it's on sale, I tend to stock up and buy 2 or 3 or 4. Came on sale this week and I was there the first day of the sale, but nothing. Looked all over, scanning each carton in case I missed it-- nothing! Hmph! Walked out without my ice cream. Pregnant lady is not happy!

Exercising more, but only because there are 3 kids to chase around the house! Gained 9 pounds so far, so maybe not having my ice cream was a good thing?




9 comments:

LaRonda said...

Jenny, you're beautiful!

~ LaRonda

Bake Me A Cake! said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy! I love your blog! We have a cat very similar to the one pictured at the top of your blog. Best Wishes! Thanks so much for sharing...

barefoot gardener said...

Woo-hoo, sexy preggo woman!

So glad the pregnancy is going well....

Oh, and I tagged you at my place.

Lisa C. said...

How exciting!!

ecb said...

Congrats on your pregnancy! I'm about 5-1/2 months, too, but this is only my first! :-) I'm looking forward to following your posts for more tips on impending motherhood!

Wendy said...

You look so beautiful! I loved being pregnant. I never felt more like a woman than I did during those times :).

jenny said...

Laronda-- *blush* Thank you! :o)

Cake-- Welcome!! And Thank you! I hope you'll come back and comment again! :o)

Barefoot-- *double blush!* Thanks sweetie! I'll do the tag on my next post!

Lisa-- Isn't it great! I do enjoy being pregnant!

ecb-- Welcome!! Congrats on your first pregnancy! Feel free to ask any questions you may have-- I'm pretty upfront about stuff and would be happy to answer any that you may have. This will be my 2nd homebirth. Hope to see you around! :o)

Wendy-- *blush* Thank you! I had great pregnancies and always enjoyed them. Oldest was 2 weeks late and I didn't mind one bit! Youngest on the other hand, I was ready to pop her out in my 8th month. Wait and see how I feel by the end of this one! And I know what you mean about feeling like a woman. Not once did I ever feel like I was a "fat bloated whale" like I hear some women say.. I enjoyed the moments and appreciate each one of my stretch marks. The end result is so worth it! :o)

Sparx said...

Hey gorgeous! I love this pic, that's so much for posting it up, now I can 'see' you in my head when I think of you. You do look very preggers - but everyone I know who's had more than one just looks bigger with each baby! You look great, really great!

Sparx said...

that was supposed to read 'thanks' for posting the pic!!! duh...