We have officially entered the part of pregnancy where I am no longer the boss IN MY OWN BODY. Don't get me wrong, it does come with good and bad but this week has been very eye opening in the "what will my baby be like" department. She is already a very demanding little fetus who makes herself known and imposes her wishes whenever she wants. Specifically, she does not like it when I sit in an upright or leaning forward position. Whenever I try to (or forget!) she delivers some pretty nasty kicks and punches to my insides. And they downright HURT! The funniest part is when I adjust to accommodate her wishes she immediately settles down. If it is any indication of the level of stubbornness or feisty attitude we are in for after she is born, we are in trouble. More specifically, I think I am in trouble since she will be a fiery Aquarius - JUST LIKE ME! I do love the active bonding that goes on with these clashes of wills but I hope it is not a foreshadowing of things to come.
I am still on the hunt for comfortable maternity pants but last weekend I visisted THREE stores and came away with - count them - ONE PAIR that were suitable. And only because I bought a size too big and resigned myself to wearing one of those bella bands to hold them up. I never thought I'd appreciate the old and ugly styles so much until I couldn't find anything in the new styles that work for me. There's always more shopping trips but seriously, who has the time when I'm worried about knitting a baby blanket that might never be finished in time at the rate I'm going AND getting the nursery started? At least I have enough pants to last all week now so my stress level has subsided ... a bit! I'm still appreciating and taking advantage of my ability to sleep comfortably through the night and taking every day as it comes. I am so healthy that hubby has been sick twice - a cold and strep throat - and my daughter had the flu (I like to tell people it was the SWINE FLU just to get their reactions!) and I am still fit as a fiddle. I love being healthy and despite the fiesty fetus, am loving this stage of pregnancy!