so this is what they meant when they said that being pregnant in the summer is the worst absolute time to be pregnant. especially 9 months pregnant. because it is. it is horrible.
this weekend was so damn hot. so sweet of summer to show up, really. we spent saturday in the pool but even being out in the direct sun was a little brutal for this belly. and then, yesterday, we were supposed to go to the beach. i showered, put on a bathing suit, a cover-up, sandals and just as we were about to walk out, i laid down for a second on the couch. and then...that was that.
i felt a breeze, i closed my eyes and decided i wasn't moving from that spot.
eventually, we got around to unpacking almost all the boxes in the garage. this, though my day was horrifically hot and draining, was ultimately more satisfying than any beach day. i am going insane in this half-life of not yet feeling settled, of still living out of boxes. so any progress is good progress.
so, this week is official full term week. a FULL TERM bunny!
we've come a long way, baby.
|this photo is not flattering in any way but hey man, this is real life shit.|
not much to report this week except for increased discomfort. it's hard to get up, sit down, roll over, get dressed, get undressed, bend over, walk, sit, lie down. yeah, it's just not much fun. and of course, the swelling started recently. some days the feet kinda, sorta resemble my real feet. some days my ring will go on and off easily. but most days, i'm sporting clown feet and fingers. it's an adjustment. i kinda just miss me. and i'm looking forward to meeting river and to reintroducing myself to myself.
it's hard to go through so many changes over such a long time; you forget what it was like just to be yourself.
one thing i've been trying to do is give away old clothes as i unpack everything but now is not the time. now, when i can only wear 10% of my wardrobe, i don't have the best judgement on what i should and should not keep. so im keeping it all and filling up every closet in this house. how we ever fit all our belongings in a 2 bedroom/1 bath is beyond me. and it was just over a week ago. oh, life.
one constant in these last months has been lots and lots of movement from little bunny bear. and every time i try to capture it, he takes a break. i've taken that to mean that he will be just as stubborn as his daddy. but i was able to grab a few rolling rivers this weekend, for your viewing pleasure.