Just an update on our Little Bit #3. The picture below is the bump at 17 weeks. I got to wear a BellyBand with ski pants because that was the week it snowed so much. Now how many SC moms have done that? Maybe they sell maternity ski pants in Kentucky =)
I am now 19 weeks and feeling really great. The Lord knew I needed an easy pregnancy and once I was past the dreaded first trimester - it has been easy. I get about 8 hours of sleep at night and that is plenty for me to be energized for the day. At this stage with Lucy I was still sleeping about 10-11 hours a day and slapping my face to prevent falling asleep behind the wheel while driving. I'm thankful that this Little Bit is not draining all the energy I have.
I'm currently eating a plate of cheese chips (Tostito chips covered in melted cheese). This seems to be my most frequent craving. With Lucy it was all things gummy - gummy bears, gushers, etc. With Caroline it was salad - yeah, I know, typical show-off first born child ;)
Do I have inklings about a boy or girl? Nope. This pregnancy has been right down the middle of my other two (which were complete opposites) so I guess I would guess a girl, but I'm not really an intuition kind of person.
Caroline and Lucy talk about the baby all day everyday. They pray for the baby every night. It is so precious the love they already have for their sibling. Caroline loves to rub my belly. She has no qualms about rubbing it in grocery stores, church, while we are talking to the realtor, etc. To be honest, it does make me feel uncomfortable when she does that in public or in front of people, but I definitely don't want to discourage her affection and interest in her sibling.
Caroline and Lucy also talk about the babies in their own bellies. Caroline's declaration is a little more detailed. She is due December 1st and only drank water for about 2.5 weeks saying it was the only thing that was good for the baby. A few days ago, she changed everything up and said she was having 3 babies and...wait a minute....one of them was just born! Tada! Isn't that amazing? She's always telling me how her "ultrasounds" went. It's so funny what she is picking up on.
This baby is a mover and a shaker. Adam got to feel the baby move for the first time at 17 weeks - yup just 17 weeks. After I put the girls to bed, the baby celebrates and gets very active while I chill on the couch.
My back still aches on a busy day and I've got to carry Lucy less. She's always been my hip baby and I love her sweet snuggles. But she's 2.5 years old and 30 pounds and puts my back in a kink.