Sunday, July 17, 2011
I feel like my belly has definitely expanded this past week, even though the midwife said she thought it wouldn't. It also feels heavier when I walk! The funny thing is that I lost 1 kilo, I'm guessing in water, because I've been eating so much fruit (it's hard to eat anything else in this heat).
This morning Rafael woke me up moving around wildly, so much so that I had to laugh out loud. It's beautiful sharing my body with him, being this close. I am truly never alone!
Ramon is coming back home tonight. I am so relieved! I can't sleep well without him, and it's just not the same without our mornings, evenings, and weekends together, when we make each other laugh and talk about all the random things on our minds. There is definitely a reason why we are married. Many reasons, actually.
Here's the latest pregnancy update:
How far along? 31 weeks.
Total weight gain: 19 pounds, lost a little under 2 this past week.
How big is baby? 4 pounds.
Sleep: Awful nightmares every night. I'm chalking that up to my husband being gone, and the full moon.
Best moment this week: Playing with Rafael's feet. I would press them and then he would kick back at me. It really felt like some sort of communication!
Movement: He has some pretty wild moments once in a while now, where my whole belly trembles and jumps.
Food cravings: Peaches peaches peaches, apricots, topfen, brown bread with herb cream cheese spread, caprese salad, green olives stuffed with garlic.
Belly button in or out? In.
What I miss: Not having swollen, sore feet.
What I'm looking forward to: August. July seems to be stretching out endlessly.
Milestone: I leaked colostrum yesterday! This made me so happy. It's great to know that everything is working, and that my body is already preparing to feed and nurture this little boy.