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Monday, July 4, 2016

29 weeks; 4th of July style

Happy 4th of July! I hope that everyone has been enjoying their holiday weekend - and if you're one of the unlucky who don't actually get a holiday weekend (I spent six years working retail, I know your pain), I hope you at least get to enjoy some of the festivities. A cookout, a fireworks show. Something. No one should miss out on the celebration completely. I'll be enjoying family and fireworks today.

In addition to this being 4th of July weekend, it's also my 29th week of pregnancy and let me tell you, I've been feeling the hormones this week. I spent a good 10 minutes the other day struggling not to cry while rubbing my belly and telling it "I love you" over and over again. All of that because I was thinking about how we need to paint Baby's room. Boom. Emotions. For the record, we did get the room painted this weekend!

My favorite thing that has been happening lately has been the signs of Baby's personality. During our trip to Springfield last week, I noticed that he/she doesn't like when I lean to my left side. Baby will flip in a way that perfectly positions him/her to hit me in my left hip bone and my right ribs at the same time. And it does. not. stop. until I move so that they can curl up in a ball on my right side. Except that leads to the feeling of a full bladder, which makes being in a car extra fun. Needless to say, I had to choose my own sanity over Baby's comfort for the drive home. Because otherwise, we'd have stopped every 10 minutes. We seem to have routine times of being awake and asleep. Some awake times are filled with big kicks and movements while other times it's smaller, but more frequent wiggles. As uncomfortable as it is getting kicked in the ribs and hip bones, those tend to be the bigger and more dramatic movements and I love that.

I *think* that I've started having some Braxton Hicks contractions here and there, but they're not painful yet. Just times when my stomach becomes suddenly tight and hard. It's a weird feeling. Although I'll take weird over painful. Weird I can handle, but this wimp isn't looking forward to painful and would like to put it off for as long as possible. Real labor will be worth the pain. False labor just sounds like someones idea of a cruel joke.

I have been on a major ice kick this week. I have taken to crushing it up in the blender and eating it with a spoon and my husband thinks I am insane. But what can I say? Baby wants what baby wants.

The only real negative thing that has been happening this week is my inability to roll over at night without it taking forever. Seriously, I feel like a turtle on it's back. I roll over a lot and now it's a process. Wake up. Move pillows to other side. Roll onto back and let baby catch up. Roll onto new side and tuck pillows around me/between my legs. Hope that Adam & Izzy don't decide to change how they're laying because that will throw me off and I have to adjust everything again. Attempt to go back to sleep.

Seriously. It's a process.

Have a Happy 4th everyone! 

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