i am starting to show finally! not the cute little baby bump show, more like the i look like the i'm gaining weight in the mid section show. but at least it's something right? it's funny because you can feel where the uterus is because it's hard, and then i am also getting squishier, so the belly that i have is a combination of the two, with a little more of the squishiness i think.
but the funniest thing started happening this week...well, last week i said i could feel a little bump when i was laying down on my back in bed, and that little baby bump is starting to grow. So one morning (i think it was last saturday), i woke up, and i noticed that the bump was a lot bigger than the night before. but not only that, it was high up on my belly. at first i was like, there is no way the baby could have grown that fast! then i had a theory: when i first wake up i always have to use the restroom, at least since i've been pregnant, and so i thought, what if my bladder is just really full and it is just pushing my uterus up higher because there is no room for it. so i went to the restroom, then went back into the bedroom and laid back down. sure enough, the baby bump (aka uterus) was back where it had been the night before, and it was smaller. i guess the uterus is small enough that the bladder can push it around...luke and i both thought it was so funny, so we took some before and after pictures:
this first one i put my legs up so you can kinda see some point of reference, but this is first thing when i woke up.
lying flat, you can see it a little better
then this is after going to the restroom. bump is still there, just not quite in the same place, and noticeably smaller.
we showed my sister the pics and she was like, "eeewwwwww! that's gross!" so sorry if you think it's gross, but we think it's awesome!
also, i definitely have more energy than the first trimester, but i definitely don't have it all back. i notice that if i am on my feet a lot i still get tired, but nothing too bad. also, i haven't felt the baby move yet. sometimes i try and concentrate to see if i can feel anything, but mostly my heartbeat gets in the way and it's hard to notice anything else. i do feel things sometimes, but it's hard to know if it's the baby or just my body. but i am sooo ready to start feeling this baby!! it's one of the things i am most excited about.
also, i don't know if this has to do with pregnancy or not, but before when it came to sweets i always wanted chocolate; creamy milk chocolate! but since i have been pregnant i like gummy, chewy stuff, and even suckers or hard candies. luke noticed it too. and i also like soda more! if you know me very well you know that i have never really liked soda that much, i just prefer water... but soda has started sounding really good to me. i still haven't really started drinking soda, it just sounds really good to me, whereas before water was all i wanted.