This morning I woke up to Charlotte smashing herself against my left side, making my stomach into a hill. I love this part of pregnancy, even while trying to navigate the endless morning throw up routine.
She’s been an active little one lately. Bella had a lot of hiccups the last few weeks. In fact I have a video of her, hours old, hiccuping through her squinty eyes. The twins were active early on because there were two – and even at 18ish week I knew which one was moving since Julian was below Preston. Kaden was crazy with his toes – he loved to poke them up in my ribs and leave them there. I remember pushing his little feet down so I could breathe/eat.
I’m 31 and 6 in this picture. If I look tired – I am. I probably wake up 6-8 times a night to pee at this point. I snore now and that wakes me up. And like with Kaden, I feel as if any moment I will simply break in half. Backwards. Sam has been the biggest help to me. He cleans, cooks, takes care of the animals, does all the grocery shopping, goes to all the appointments, and keeps the house at a temp of just above freezing. 🙂
Charlotte seems to have a thing for her knees and elbows rubbing against me. She also gets startled easily. Yesterday as I tried not to throw up, my whole stomach contracted and I felt her jump. She was probably wondering what on earth was happening.
Get ready girl – that’s nothing compared to the contractions coming in a few weeks for your exit plan. 😉
Yesterday I bought her a coming home outfit. Ready?
Isn’t it ADORABLE.
One of the sweetest woman who reads my blog sent me a gift card to The Land of Nod, and I decided what better way to use it than buy something we’ll never forget? I have Bella’s coming home outfit in a little box, we took it out the other day and Bella couldn’t believe she was ever that small.
I decided Charlotte’s “theme” of sorts is Africa – specifically giraffes. Bella’s colors were green and yellow, Kaden had everything elephant, so I felt like this was a really sweet way to tie it in and yet give her a unique theme of her own. I brought back a few wooden giraffes from Zimbabwe, and once we know things are ok, I’ll start putting together a room for her with more stuff like that.
We have an ultrasound Tuesday that hopefully we’ll get some pics from, also planning a 3D one in the next week.
We’re getting there! Thank you so much for all of your prayers, thoughts, and overwhelming kindness for all of us. It is felt in every happy and sad moment we have.