I'm taking a short break from helping Kyle install our new wood floors (yay!) to write a pregnancy update. Here's the update: My back HURTS. I remember my back aching sometimes when I was pregnant with the boys, but this is ridiculous. It takes me several minutes to make it to an upright position each time I stand.
A little public service announcement: When you're pregnant and already in really bad back pain, don't rip out carpet and install wood floors. Hire someone to do it. Ouch. We still have 3/4 of the way to go.
At my last appointment, I had relatively little weight gain. I've got to believe that will all end at my next appointment. I'm on to my "stage 2" maternity clothes. I don't even like to think about the fact that with Ben, I was still wearing one or two pairs of regular pants at this stage.
I still don't feel her move that often. Once or twice every 2 - 4 days. I know the whole anterior placenta thing has something to do with it, but it's still unnerving. On Friday night, however, she gave me a really good kick. Just one, but enough to make me feel better. I wish Kyle had been there, because it was strong enough that he definitely would have felt it. She did have hiccups on Tuesday. At least I think that's what they were.
I still have a lot to write about my feelings on having a girl . . . it deserves a post of it's own. I made my first purchases for her over the last few weeks and I'm becoming more comfortable with the idea. I love her so much already . . . I think I'm more worried about whether or not she'll love having me for a mom.
We have names narrowed down to 4 options. Last week, we had it narrowed down to 2, so we're not really making any progress.