6 months

Coming up on 28 weeks now, and let’s just say I feel a lot bigger. It’s like all the sudden I crossed over some line and I am round. I notice little things like bending over and fitting through our garage door (which is partially blocked by our dishwasher) are getting harder. Doing yoga with an extra 20 pounds is not so easy. And oh how my hips have been aching at night. Fortunately my yoga teacher gave me some advice on piling up pillows and I slept much better last night. I’m sure I look ridiculous sleeping with every pillow in the house, but oh well.

Next week we take our last big trip before baby — to the midwest to see our families for Thanksgiving. I’m really looking forward to taking a break, meeting all the new babies that have come along in the last few months, and of course eating!

I have my glucose test before I leave town, and then once I get back I will start seeing the midwife more frequently. It’s really hitting home that we will have a baby in 3 months. It seems both like a really long and a really short amount of time. I’m starting to get curious about this tiny creature that kicks me all the time.

I wanted to mention some things I have loved so far during my pregnancy:

Old Navy maternity tanks, like the one I’m wearing in the pictures, are awesome, and so affordable.

Also Liz Lange for Target’s maternity jeans. I have two of her long-sleeved tops, too, but I can’t seem to find them online. (By the way, I’m kind of in love with maternity pants. For a curvy lady who always has problems with pants that fit on the hips but are too big on the waist, they are great. Someone may have to take them away from me in a few months.)

Belly butter, as I mentioned before. So far it’s working.

I got a belly band, but it’s been pretty much useless, as it sort of rides up over time. Believe it or not, plain old Hanes underwear are awesome for an expanding booty.

The book Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother. It’s a quick read, and it’s full of honest advice and reflection.

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Rooibos tea. I drink it every morning. TJs also has a great variety of sliced cheeses that make great snacks for when you need extra protein.

That’s all I can think of for the moment, but I’m sure I’ll have more later on.