Yesterday I joined my lovely wife and our sweet pup for a walk around the lakes near our house. It was freezing and windy, so we bundled our bodies as best as we could.
We originally wanted to take a two-mile path that the three of us use to constantly walk together pre-pregnancy, but half a mile into the walk I knew my body couldn’t handle even that short length.
Everything started to hurt on this walk. Everything. My lower back, my sciatic muscles, than my hips, and even my quads. I felt like an old lady. I kept falling behind. Our energetic young pup had to be told to slow down for me several times.
My wife was understanding and supportive, and was happy to take a shorter path for my sore body. I can’t get over how achey I feel some days, especially since it still feels like we’re quite early into this pregnancy.
My winter coat can no longer comfortably zip up over my body. My stomach immediately hurts, and I have to unzip the coat to relieve the pressure on my belly. I’ve been wearing this same coat for four or five Winter’s now, and suddenly it no longer works.
I’m starting to show in my wife’s clothing, even in her fleece hoodie, which really surprises me. I’m showing in her tee shirts as well to, and I look straight up pregnant in my own tee shirts. People stare down at my belly when I wear them.
The maternity bra I’ve been wearing for weeks now was suddenly too tight as of yesterday. I have to switch to bigger size bras.
The movement I felt from our nugget last night was more powerful than any of the movement I’ve felt over the last two weeks. They were stronger, and more powerful, and had more force behind them than ever before.
I think we’re at that point where I actually need to break out the huge bags of maternity clothes I’ve had sitting for weeks now, and start trying some of them on.
Our next OB visit is in two days, and I’m ready. I feel like I have more questions for her than I have previously in any other visit. I want to actually hear her say that the first round of genetic testing came back normal. I know that it did via email, but I actually want to hear her say the words.
Things are going well, and I’m feeling way better than I did even just a few weeks ago, even with all the soreness. I will gladly take all these muscles aches and soreness over extreme fatigue, nausea, and the raging hormones of the first trimester.
I’ll update again after our OB visit on Tuesday. I’ve really dropped the ball on this blog, and I’d like to start writing more.