Baby Boy G is growing stronger every day. He's also an active little man. Two days ago he was heads up and then he flipped. That must have tuckered him out because I didn't feel him move much yesterday. Since he's been so active, it was a bit concerning. But today I could tell he was heads down and having a blast. He didn't stop there though - just a while ago, he moved back to the heads up position again. I have a feeling that my rib cage may be in danger for the first time ever. Time will tell though.
I have to say, having a child moving inside of you is one of the most amazing feelings. To know that this little life is being knit inside of you and to feel the tell-tale signs of that life moving and growing, well I'm honored to be able to do that. Nothing does compare to it!
On a different note, I purchased my first maternity pants a two weeks ago and a funny thing happened. I had been wearing my normal jeans and leaving the button undone. But my pant were not as stable as they had been and I looked extremely chubby instead of pregnant. Now I have these pregnancy pants and I would swear that my stomach has expanded just to try and fill them out! Or maybe I was just deluding myself before. Who knows?
Also I've been having weird vivid dreams. What is it about pregnancy that makes them so strong? Daniel told me I was having some mumbled conversation with someone the other night. And recently I dreamed that the little guy was coming prematurely. But he was bigger than most preemies and so strong. I picked him up off of a shelf (remember folks this is a dream) and put him in the crook of my arm and he gave me the most angelic smile. He also had dark hair. Not just a little, but a head full of it. I can't wait to meet him! I like to joke that my kids have all desired to over bake, so I hope this dream doesn't foreshadow a change in the way my body gestates!
Daniel and I are still working on a name. We will not announce it until he's born though, so stay tuned in June for further details. Sarah is so excited to be a big sister again! I think she misses holding her siblings. Brenna and Ashton are very independent and don't want to be held a lot. Ashton knows he's going to be a big brother again and he checks in every now and then to confirm that there is a little brother in my stomach. And then he presses on my stomach and looks at me with a devilish grin and says, "I squished him!" He's such a mess. Brenna still has no idea that her spot as the youngest is about to be taken over by a needy little infant. She's not the sort to back down, so it should be interesting!
As for me, I've been more tired with this pregnancy than with the others. Not a crazy amount, but I've needed naps during the day. It works out great with Brenna and Ashton. I just sleep when they go down for a nap. I have been able to start going to bed around midnight recently. It's been a big improvement over the 2 a.m. bed times. I've started to have bad indigestion with this one as well. I hate to say it, but I think it has something to do with being older and pregnant. With each kid, the symptoms seem a little more pronounced. And yes, I realize I'm not that old, but it was much easier on my body when I 20 and pregnant than now! That's just part of life.