Okay, so I am at the head of the group here at almost 26 weeks but seriously already? I am crying out OUCH all the time now when he is awake!
I'm getting nervous because I wasn't on a totally gluten-free diet with my DS, and he was still 8.5 lbs and 23.5 inches long--since I have a gluten sensitivity I can assume that he was slightly growth restricted, so this one might be bigger--especially weigh more.
And while I have zero concerns about BIRTHING a bigger baby I'm honestly scared to death of CARRYING a bigger baby. The last month of my son's pregnancy was seriously hell for me. His LONG legs stretched from one side of my belly and his hard little butt was pressed up against the other side--his head pressed down hard on my cervix and he even had a little hand down there twanging my leg nerves painfully . . . and I basically was MISERABLE the last month. There was NOTHING I could do to stay comfortable. There was no comfortable position to sit, stand, or lay in. I would have to take a LONG HOT BATH EVERY SINGLE NIGHT in order to relax my sore muscles enough to fall asleep. Some nights I had to sleep on an ice pack to deal with the back pain. During the last week I actually slept with one of DH's belts around my ribs. While on the one hand this was painful, it actually relieved the pressure enough from my ribcage being pulled open that it was more comfortable for me . . . and during the day was no better. I was too exhausted to do anything and yet trying to sit or lay down was like torture. Ahhhhhhhhhh
I'm just very scared at the idea of a bigger baby, and in fact I'm just dreading the end of the pregnancy misery in general. And the fact that I'm ALREADY GETTING KICKED PAINFULLY does NOT help to set my mind at ease. :*(
Is anyone else already getting uncomfortable kicks or feeling uncomfortably large or is it just me? Meeeeeh