My belly is getting bigger and bigger...the difference between each week is really amazing. I looked back through the blog the other day and was laughing at the beginning when I thought I had a little belly, but really you couldn't tell at all! I absolutely can not wear some of my regular jeans anymore. I wore them the other night to the Pacers game and was so uncomfortable. Then once I got home I just felt sore and kind of crampy in my lower belly. Corey wasn't very happy and said I'm not allowed to wear anything but maternity jeans anymore haha.
I have noticed I'm really tired by Friday the last 3 weeks at least in a row. I don't know if its just staying up too late at night or if its due to pregnancy, I'm sure its both. I'm a little worried that I have a little anemia, which is common in pregnant women due to the baby using most of your iron. I'm going to ask the doctor about it at my next appointment (and try to eat more iron rich foods until then) because I really notice how tired I am over the weekend. Last weekend I came straight home from work on Friday, no gym, and fell asleep by 9, then I was still exhausted on Saturday. I slept until 10, took a 2 hour nap, and was still struggling after I woke up from the nap. I'm just not sure if its normal pregnancy or more tired than I should be in the 2nd trimester (when you're supposed to have all your energy back!).
I also noticed I was more irritable/sensitive/insecure last week than normal. I knew I felt irritable at the time, but I really could tell the difference this week now that I'm feeling back to normal. The hormones just make you crazy sometimes I guess! I'm trying to make sure I'm aware of how I feel though rather than being grouchy with others for no reason.
I also realized I've been having a lot of anxiety about the baby coming early. Not because I'm not ready for her, but that she wouldn't be developed enough and wouldn't be healthy yet. I have no idea why I'm worried about this, but I need to keep praying about it and push that fear out of my mind. I think I've just heard of a few babies delivered early around me in the past few weeks (friends of friends) and its on my mind for some reason. I keep worrying that she will come on the plane or on our vacation when I'll be 31 weeks, or come before our birth classes & breastfeeding class which are all the way through my 36th week. I know everything will be fine and that whatever happens God is in control!
I have been absolutely loving baby girl clothes lately! I can't stop myself from browsing when I'm in a store, but have had pretty good restraint to keep myself from buying. They are pretty irresistible though. I really need to take some pictures and post the adorable outfits we've been given so far!
We also got the dresser for her room this week! We bought it from a family friend and got a really great deal on it. Corey wanted to buy a used one and refinish and paint it white. I'm excited to see how it turns out. Its the perfect height for us to use as a changing table as well. Corey is anxious to pick a paint color so he can paint the room, which is a good idea so it has plenty of time to air out. I think we've got the room all planned out for the most part, now we just need to find/buy everything. And move the old furniture out of her room of course!