Super quick update since our internet is only working on our patio and I am freezing my huge pregnant nipples off.
I have to say I am not entirely loving being pregnant lately. Don't get me wrong, I am so grateful and I wouldn't pass this up for the world. I wanted this more than I've ever wanted anything and I love my baby so much. That being said, I am miserable. Mostly it comes from standing on my feet for 8 hours a day and having an evil cat and hip pains that wake me up all night long. By the end of my shift I feel like my feet are bleeding and I want to cry. My ribs (specifically my sternum area) hurt so much. I limp at the end of the day. My mum bought me a body pillow which is helping support my tummy and helping with the sternum pain but is not doing anything for my hips. I have actually woken up crying a couple times. I was planning on working until the beginning of April but I just don't think I can. I really need the hours to go towards my maternity leave but I am so unhappy and sore right now that I really don't know what to do.
On a positive note, the Fledgling is kicking up a storm and I love it so much. The kicks have gone from flutters to definite karate-style super kicks (possibly some Tai Bo?). Every time she kicks I fall even more in love.
I was reading Dr Sear's Breastfeeding book the other day and I thought I would check out my boobs. I gave my nipples a little twirl and a tiny bit of fluid came out! It was the coolest. I wasn't expecting anything like that for quite a while so it was pretty damn awesome.
I entered a contest to win a free "Birthing From Within" childbirthing class and I won! It's six weeks long and is taught by a Birthing From Within Mentor. I can't wait!
Anyhoo, more later since my fingers are going numb. xo