We're just a few days away from reaching the 3rd trimester which just seems absolutely crazy. It really seems like just last week I was writing about being in the last week of the 1st trimester! The second trimester has gone by so fast! I've been able to work quite a bit (and may be getting a side job which would be wonderful!), I've been able to mostly keep up the housework, I've had plenty of time every night to watch a movie with Anna Marie (I'd watch them with Mike but he's always busy working), and I've had plenty of time to sleep ... well, if I don't stay up late watching a movie. I'd love to take more naps but maybe someday I'll have time ... like when Mike and I take an awesome vacation next month!!!
As much as I've been feeling really good these past 13 weeks, as you know, I've had a lot of pain which made me decide last night that I'm done being pregnant. Of course I want Kate to be born when she's fully ready and developed, but this just isn't really fun anymore. It really stinks to fall asleep crying because my body aches so much.
But it's been so fun this past week as I've been able to tell she's growing even more because her kicks are no longer fun little kicks. Occasionally she'll kick so hard that it'll scare me and make me jump. I can also tell that she's no longer able to move freely about. Instead, I can feel her little limbs and body pushing against my stomach as she tries to readjust.
I've also been feeling her hiccups every day for the past week. It's such a weird feeling. I always try to stop the weird pulsing feeling in my abdomen until I realize that she's just got a case of the hiccups. Way too fun.