This week, baby boy is the size of a cantelope!
Honestly, this seems a little big in my opinion. Maybe the cantelopes I've held are just big ones. I think my belly would be a whole lot bigger if he really was the size of the cantelopes that I've seen before.
At this point, baby boy is definitely a boy. His "man parts" are fully developed, though things will continue to change after he is born in that department. :) Little lovie man is swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He is also producing tiny amounts of meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels up until the time of birth and will be seen in his first dirty diaper, though some babies pass this right before birth or during delivery.
My sweet baby boy is kicking up a storm, of course. :) I can't really tell if I'm feeling him on the outside or not though. I keep having these weird muscle spasms, but they are under my belly and not up where the baby is. I'm wondering if he is kicking my bladder or something. Thankfully the spasms don't last long and aren't too bothersome, though at first it freaked me out. But I still don't know if it is him yet.
In other news with Mommy's well-being, I am feeling pretty good. I have been tired alot the past week or so, but I think that is mainly because we've been moving, painting, and setting up our house. Also probably because baby boy is growing so much.
I am constantly hungry these days. I day-dream about food, even when I'm eating, lol. No new cravings...still lovin' me some big 'ole burgers. I ate 2 double cheeseburgers from Wendy's last night, haha.
One thing that I'm having is night sweats and uncomfortable sleep. My hips get so sore from lying on my side all night. The body pillow helps some, but the best help is my DH. If I lay close to him I feel more supported physically, though this causes him to be overheated, haha.
I'm also having nightmares about the baby. This is something I am asking for prayer for. The nightmares are based on irrational fears mostly (like that I'll forget to feed him when he comes), but the other dreams are about something happening to baby boy. It puts me on edge the rest of the day when I wake up. I am constantly fearful about things like getting pre-eclampsia and him coming too early, or that I won't carry to full-term because I do something wrong, or that baby boy will be stillborn. Or that I've caused him to have some kind of birth defect that the doctor can't detect. Or that he will stop moving inside me, and I won't know it in time to get to the hospital. A lot of this comes from reading other people's blogs or watching shows on television where these things have happened. As you can see, I need some serious prayers for peace. I am having a hard time trusting God with this, and I don't know why. Maybe it's because deep down, I know there is a possibility of something happening that I cannot control. So, more than anything, your prayers are coveted right now.
Well, that is about it for an update. Thank you so much for praying if you already have been or if you are praying for the nightmares and such to stop! Have a wonderful week and God bless. +