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The Bump Chronicles- week 16

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So it’s been established that movement aka flutters have been felt as of last week, now today we’re at the “was that a kick?” stage. Given my recent familiarity with gas and indigestion I know for sure that’s not the explanation, I’ve also become very familiar with the annoyance and pain of expanding tissues in the abdominal area, doesn’t feel like that either.

Today I experienced the first “can’t sleep, can’t think about anything else” craving. Don’t get me wrong, I have craved stuff before but it’s never been a show stopper, I’ve been able to (mostly patiently) wait hours, days or weeks to satisfy them. Not this time, this morning I woke up at 4:30am and was not able to get back to sleep, a complete first for me. I patiently waited several hours for daddy-to-be to get out of bed and get ready and almost 5 hours later I was able to finally satisfy my craving for scrambled eggs and bacon (not homemade, not from a chain restaurant but from a mom cafe, yes the craving was THAT specific), and move on to other things in life.

Here I am at almost 10pm and I still don’t know how I made it through the day without a nap. I hope that this is a “just once” episode that I get to blog and laugh about and my future nights are only disrupted by trips to the bathroom.

I wanted to share the cartoon below because it accurately reflects my feelings at this stage. 🙂
pregnancy cartoon

Although I must be proud of myself for sitting at a movie theater for almost 3 hours and only having to get up once.

You can look forward to more cartoons in the future as I have a huge collection and I don’t know when I may identify with one of them.

And finally, on the “things I never thought I would find cool and potentially become obsessed about”, we have the unlikely winner in the form of sticker calendars. You see, I got this cool pregnancy calendar for Christmas where I get to write in the dates and place stickers for select milestones, that’s pretty cool. Today while at Borders Fox walks to me carrying this “Baby’s first year” sticker calendar, that’s when I noticed how much I had underestimated the cool factor and my enjoyment of these things. So even though I won’t need it for quite a while I had the whole “it’s on clearance now, don’t know if we are going to find it again” debate inside my head and just gave in to pressure. So yes, there’s stickers in my foreseeable future.

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White collar hippie, Pagan tree hugger and crunchy mama living in Florida with her husband and 2 sons. She works part time as a breastfeeding counselor, freelance virtual bookkeeper, and web designer along with homeschooling her children.

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