Fortunately, at weeks' end, the more decisive movements of last week returned. I do think this baby has grown to a size that limits the amount of gymnastic flips it will perform, but now I can feel very clear limbs sliding back and forth across my tummy and the familiar tickling pain that occurs when it tries to use the inside of my hip bones to push into a more comfortable position.
We didn’t accomplish too much this week. Instead, we had Sunday dinner two and a half times! We spent Sunday afternoon at Rob’s parent’s house, then headed over to my parent’s where we ate a post-dinner snack and pie. I am very thankful for the wonderful families we have and the good fortune that allowed us to share good times with so many people and eat so much food.
Eating one large meal while pregnant is a challenge -- let alone nearly three. On top of the food issue there was the driving. Long car trips are quickly being ruled out of my list of fun activities. While I surprisingly did not make Rob stop for bathroom breaks, I had a very hard time finding a comfortable position in which to pass the three hours (each way). Fortunately Jacob was a little angel and sang when he was not snoozing. Then, just as I found myself needing to stretch, he began proclaiming that he needed a diaper change. (And some people will tell you how awful it is to travel with a toddler!)
By the end of the weekend I decided I never wanted to see another pair of pantyhose or heels again! The baby really disliked the tight clothing around my belly and spent the time stretching and stretching against that elastic waist. By the end of the day on weekend I felt like I’d hosted a boxing match!