Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Week 25: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Weight: 140 pounds
Symptoms: swollen ankles, back pain, fatigue, insomnia, night sweats
Mood: tired, happy, introspective
Reading: Goodnight, Moon (at night, for the baby); Baby 411 (yes, I'm a slow reader)
Watching: True Blood, season 3

Happy Hump Day Bump Day, once again! It's unbelievable how quickly these weeks are moving. It seems like just a couple of weeks ago, I was complaining about my ultra-sensitive nose and my extreme food aversions. My, how I've grown since then--literally.

About a week ago (maybe longer), I noticed the appearance of the linea negra, or "black line," on my abdomen. This line isn't really black; it's more like a brown or dark tan, and it's very narrow. It goes from my pubic area to all the way past my navel. It doesn't hurt or cause any inconvenience. It's just odd and exciting to see the changes my body is going through.

(A side note to my son: Sorry, I know you don't want to be reading about your mother's nether regions, but it's nature's way, you know? I just want you to know that at least some parts of me are indeed normal.)

Yesterday, I got an automated e-mail from one of the pregnancy Web sites with which I'm registered, welcoming me to my third trimester. !! I'd like to think I'm not quite there yet! Technically, I've got two more weeks left in my second trimester. I'm trying to hold on to each day as best as I can. October will be here in a flash, and I want to appreciate this pregnancy and be as prepared as possible for our bundle of joy to arrive.