I have to say I am actually really loving my belly. And I'm starting to think I'm gonna really miss it. Even though I'm getting a bit more uncomfortable at 8 months, I'm really in love with this big ole bump that has taken over my body. Of course, I've always looked at it with love since the beginning because I knew our little baby was growing in there. But just recently, me and the belly have become one. I have become an obnoxious belly rubber. Can't help it, it's just a natural thing. And I know there are a lot of belly rubber haters out there, but I can't help myself and frankly I don't give a crap what the haters think :)
I know, I know, where's a belly pic?? I will post one soon. I love my big belly. But I don't love everything else that has gotten big on me! But I promise there will be one or two more belly pics before baby girl arrives. For awhile there I was really self conscious about it. I got big FAST. So I looked farther along then I was. Didn't help that I was a little chubby to begin with. And just recently I have been getting a lot of comments by strangers whenever I'm out...
"Wow, you look like your about to go any minute?!"
"You look like your gonna be having that baby next week!"
"Are you in labor??!" (well no one said that exactly, but you get the point) :)
Earlier in the pregnancy I got a few comments like that and it would hurt my feelings. "Why don't you just shove a piece of cake in my mouth and call me fatty!' I would think to myself. But now those comments make me smile. I just politely smile, rub my belly, and say " Ohhh no still have about a month or so to go."
Here's the thing. I am lucky to have this belly. And I know it. There are so many women still struggling with infertility who would cut off an arm (well not exactly but close) to have a large belly with a baby in it. So, I am thankful that our time has come and we are lucky enough to be experiencing this. Plus, my husband loves the belly even with the stretch marks! :)
So my advice to anyone in the first and second trimester? Embrace the belly!!! I was a late bloomer in embracing it and now I don't have much time with the belly left.
Tonight we are headed to a maternity tour at the new hospital we will be delivering at! I will let you know how it goes...
Blood sugar testing is going okay. I got some feedback from my doctor and she said my levels look good, to continue testing, no changes. But I was so frustrated yesterday because my before and after breakfast levels were good, but then after lunch they were a little high. But I had light vegetable soup and a few crackers for lunch! Which I thought was a good choice. And then my levels after were the highest they have ever been after a lunch! My dinner levels were fine. Ahhh, GD is a mystery I guess...