...otherwise known as the week the belly took on a life of its own.
Let's just have a comparison from only 8 days ago:
In addition to some monstrous growth this week, there have also been new challenges on the 'things-no-one-tells-you' front... like how difficult it is to not only put socks and shoes on, but um, undies/pants and anything else that requires leg lifting. To most it would seem an obvious challenge at some point, but consider me blonde for a moment. Sorry blondies - you know I love you. Dearly. Deeply. Also somewhat unsettling... when you sit and your belly rests on your legs. I should have seen this one coming. First it was boobs on belly - yuck. No me gusta. Not one bit. Belly on the legs? Worse - much worse. Colostrum - TMI? Yeah, we'll leave it at that then. Braxton Hicks - check. Thankfully mild and only rarely. Next up - might he be transverse? TBD on Tuesday. Hopefully not! Even though we still have ~10 weeks before birth and he could move, let's be real here - more time = less space and less space = less movement. I can figure that out. There's quite a list of TMI, but I'll save it for the journal and shield you from the innermost truths.
On a less uncomfortable note ;) no stretch marks (whoo to the hoo!). The everyday routine is Lubriderm after a shower (AM/PM, cleanliness is next to godliness) followed by Palmer's concentrated. So while I go through about a tube of Palmer's each week and a bottle of Lube every two to three weeks, it's been well worth it. I have, however, heard that most silver stripes come in the last couple of weeks so I'm not totally holding my breath. At least I haven't had any itchy or sore skin. I have developed 'the line' and there's a pretty fun design around the button, but overall I can't complain (unless I called you Monday, then disregard and consider that I've moved on!).