6 months

1 Feb

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Monthly pregnancy update – February / six months

This pregnancy seems to be flying by at an incredible speed. When I first found out I was pregnant I wasn’t sure how I was expected to wait eight months to meet him (although, at the point I was convinced he was a she). It seemed impossibly long. But the weeks keep flying by and somehow it’s February 1st. How is that possible?! Although, I’m just starting to get to the “I’m uncomfortable all the time” stage of pregnancy so I have a sneaking suspicion time might start to slow for me. The most exciting update I have this month is that I can feel him move now! As I mentioned in a previous post I was prepared not to feel him move for a long while due to the position of my placenta. So I was shocked when I felt a kick. It was an unmistakable kick. I didn’t question if it was gas or digestion. Nope, it was very clear to me that something just kicked me from the inside. This is by far my favorite part of pregnancy. It’s such a surreal feeling. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t feel him and I live for those moments. I always stop whatever I am doing so I can be completely present for it. Brian says he always knows when I can feel him because a big smile washes over my face. I just can’t get enough of it. Feeling my son move inside me is the most magical thing I have ever experienced. With that said, I pretty much hate every other part of pregnancy. My back hurts…I can never get comfortable…sleeping at night has become impossible (the pregnancy pillow I ordered is useless. It’s massive too! It’s like wrestling an alligator in the middle of the night when I try to rearrange it)…I’m tired all the time…I miss moving my body more (doc made me tone down my workouts due to some cramping I experienced a few weeks ago)…after I eat I feel short of breath and claustrophobic…I just don’t feel like myself. Not like I expected to feel like myself while growing a human (don’t worry I’m not crazy). It’s just been a hard adjustment. I feel uncomfortable in my own body most days and I still have so many more months to go. But then I feel him kick and move and it’s all worth it. I’m already so madly in love with him.

I’m feeling…lots of movement from him. He’s most active in the morning around 7am and at night around 8:30-9:00. Luckily, he leaves me alone while I try to sleep. Maybe he knows I’m already having a hard enough time as it is. Thanks, little one. I’m personally feeling pretty calm. Which has surprised me. My anxiety is at an all time low. I’m sure as his due date nears that may change but at the moment life feels exactly as it should and I’m not stuck in my head worrying about the future or much of anything actually. The future feels bright and I feel grateful.

food loves…I’m still going strong with my love of fruit and yogurt. With the amount of yogurt I’ve been eating I wonder if I will be disgusted with it after I give birth.

daydreaming about…what he’s going to look like. Genes are such a funny thing. You really never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes kids look exactly like one parent…or sometimes they are a spitting image of uncle so in so…it’s really a crap shoot. I find myself wondering if he will have light hair like I did when I was born or jet black hair like Brian when he was born…I wonder if he will have Brian’s pretty green eyes…I wonder if he will furrow his brows like me when he thinks…I wonder if he will have finger toes like me. I just can’t wait to lay eyes on him. Oh and I also daydream about sushi a lot too.

can’t wait to…start our birth preparation classes. The more information the better in my mind. I keep reminding Brian that if he had something growing inside him that had to make an exit at some point…he’d be learning everything he could about the subject as well.

least favorite parts of pregnancy this month…not sleeping at night. My body aches as I toss and turn trying to get comfortable. I can’t wait to sleep on my stomach again.

favorite parts of pregnancy this month…feeling him move!!! The fact that my bump is no longer a burrito bump and instead an obvious baby bump. It certainly makes dressing it more fun.

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This ultrasound picture is from many weeks ago but it’s still one of my favorites. His little head was turned towards us so I got quite a clear image of his face. I fell in love with his little chin. I will admit he looks a bit like a  skeleton but a cute skeleton, right?!

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8 Responses to “6 months”

  1. Diane @ Life of Di. February 1, 2016 at 10:38 am #

    I can definitely relate to feeling uncomfortable. I had the worst insomnia because of it. I ended up sleeping from 10-1AM, up from 1AM-430AM, back to sleep from 5AM-8AM. It sometimes shifted but I was very much a night owl during those final months. As annoying as it is to feel uncomfortable, I still can’t wait to get pregnant again! Definitely a precious time…

    PS – Hooray for baby kicks! Just wait until you get a bit bigger and you can see his hand or foot move around your stomach. So weird. 🙂

    Hugs from Ohio!

  2. the usual bliss February 1, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Mama, you’ve got this! Everything you are feeling sounds exactly like what I’ve been feeling. As rough as it is, I’m starting to feel nostalgic and realize that I’ll miss all of it when it’s over in a few weeks. Isn’t that crazy?

  3. righteousbruin9 February 1, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    I can see both discomfort and love, in your lead-in photo. The final four months will most likely be a blur.

  4. Shauna841505 February 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    Oh my goshhhhhhhhhh! I have been gone sooooo long apparently?!?! I didn’t know you were pregnant! But I am SOOOO happy for you two! You’re going to be an amazing mommy! So excited.

  5. Liz Hott February 2, 2016 at 6:13 am #

    You look beautiful!! I”m so happy to hear that anxiety is low and you’re mostly feeling good – it really is flying by. So magical. And OMG feeling him move! How cool!

  6. hunting for bliss February 3, 2016 at 7:33 pm #

    Oh lady, I feel for you. I think the lack of sleep during pregnancy is the universe preparing you for sleep deprivation after baby comes. I’ve found that I just don’t need as much sleep as I used to to function. We adjust. I remember how wonderful it felt after giving birth to have my body back to myself in a way. It’s such a good feeling to lay down in whatever position you want and just eat and eat and not worry about food aversions or heart burn. It’s like suddenly you are you again, but also completely changed! Ahh, motherhood! xoxoxoxoxo

  7. Amy February 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    You just look so beautiful Kate! 6 months sure does go by quickly. I hope the next 3 are a little slower for you so that you can just soak up every moment of this little one being entirely yours for a short period before you have to share him with the world. What wonderful parents you and Brian are going to be! And I can’t wait to see what mix of looks he gets 🙂

  8. Willson April 7, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Why the pregnancy pillow you order is useless? I think if you select and use a proper pillow there is no need to think about regular pillow as pregnancy pillows are more comfy.

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