I made it to the third trimester!!!!!!
And, in honor of that, here's updated pictures:
Thas right. Pregnant women can be sexy, too. In fact, I have never felt more feminine in my life.
Here's my 7 month update: I love my little Nora and I can't wait to meet her. I'm even getting mentally acclimated to the idea of labor. It will happen — it is inevitable — and it will be worth it. I finally made myself sign up for a birthing class today, in fact.
Nora is now settling into a regular routine of waking and sleeping. And when she's awake, boy is she awake — sometimes I time her for half an hour doing what must be straight barrel rolls. She especially loves to be active in the middle of the night. I'm trying to learn to function at my jobs as Zombie Liz.
While the second trimester was a GREAT time for me, I can already tell that the third won't be as easy. I'm tired a LOT. And I hurt as my front stretches and my back muscles scramble to compensate to hold me upright. In the last few weeks, Nora's grown from one pound to about 2.5 pounds! My sciatica is getting worse by the day. I'm starting to get indigestion and bloating if I eat too much or if I eat the wrong thing.
The next three months will be a busy and exciting time for me. I have a few showers to look forward to. I will be celebrating my two-year wedding anniversary in October, and we're looking forward to a little weekend getaway. Jonathan and I need to finish the nursery. Oh, and in October I will also (hopefully) be transitioning to a slightly shorter work schedule in preparation for Nora's arrival. Oh, and to top it off, we're still considering doing a bathroom and/or a kitchen remodel! Hopefully with all my happenings I'll find time to blog!!