Recently this fondness for Bob on Greg's part has also grown into somewhat of a protective role. While I'm doing dishes he may come up behind me and pull me toward him and away from the edge of the counter for a light hug while lovingly saying, "don't squish Bob." ...Really? You think I can squish this thing? It continues from there. If my 18 pound cat jumps up on my lap/stomach Greg will walk over and pick him up to "cuddle" him, and then
Another new and different thing happened when I was working an event a few weekends ago for the university. I noticed all day that I would catch people not looking at my face but below it. I had a lower cut V-neck sweater on and kept thinking that I must have something on my chest or neck. When I checked and noticed that nothing was there, I thought that maybe they were looking at the little red bumps that had broken out on my chest, however they were barely noticeable. Completely puzzled I decided to just ignore it and go on with my day. When I got home I mentioned it to Greg and asked him if there was something on my chest or if he noticed the bumps. He very politely responded, "hunny, they are looking at your chest." DUH! Not that I am boobilicious or anything but there's more going on there than ever before and I'd never really experienced that. Naive much?!
And the last pregnant anomaly, the "beer gut". I've noticed since the "chest" incident that now I have people taking a double look at my belly more so. I'm to that uncomfortable in between stage of not quite looking pregnant and looking like white trash who enjoys one-too-many brewhas every night. To illustrate I did take a picture on Tuesday so you all could see what I'm working with here. And my lovely brother-in-laws have confirmed that it does indeed look like a beer gut. They're so helpful, aren't they?
|Another self portrait at a hotel. It never does stop feeling odd.|
|In the dressing room at Motherhood Maternity |
trying on clothes with a practice bump.
18.5 Week Check-In
Weight Gain: 6 pounds
Showing: Refer to "beer gut" portion on the post
Innie or Outie Belly Button?: Still Innie!
Maternity Clothes: Though I haven't worn them, while in Fort Wayne I did pick up some essentials such as jeans, work pants, a couple shirts, khakis, and black crop leggings. You never know when you're gonna pop!
Favorite Moment This Week: Feeling some movement! I was at my hotel reading in bed Sunday night when I felt a weird feeling, like gas or pressure very low in my abdomen. It was pretty quick. It was like nothing I'd ever felt before! I've since felt it about once a day while I'm relaxing at night.
Most Looking Forward To: Tues when we find out the sex of the baby! 4 days to go! Not that I'm counting... ;-)