Okay so its only been a little more than 2 1/2 weeks that I've written but seriously my belly has recently gone through a big growth spurt. Judah should officially be about 2 pounds and have his eyes open by now if not opening in the very near future.
I was just rereading my previous blogs and read that my belly was "manageable" and that I could "still bend over", well that has certainly changed in recent weeks. Now, I notice that while I am walking at work or going up my stairs at home I get winded pretty fast. I also am getting the most annoying leg cramps, so much so that the other day when I woke up I seriously could not walk, a little scary if you ask me. I also have been having vision changes and get dizzy a lot easier than before. Vision changes include seeing stars whenever I stand up or change positions. For example, I had called the doctor's office about my vision changes, as well as other things, and they told me to come in to get it checked out because it potentially could be a blood pressure issue. I got my blood pressure checked, it came out great, but when I was in my examination room I had to lie down to check the baby's heart beat and almost immediately I started seeing "stars". This has been happening for the past week almost everyday. So I'm not sure if I'm dehydrated, moving too fast, or stressed, because I have gone through a lot of stress recently. Whatever it is I'll just have to keep an eye on it.
The only other significant change in the past 2 1/2 weeks is the best one and that is that Judah's movements are getting much stronger and I can feel him from pretty much from morning til night. His movements earlier on in the pregnancy were not as strong and noticeable from the outside, but certainly are now, and weren't nearly as frequent. I like to call his movements "drum solos" because sometimes he moves around so much at one time in my belly it feels like he's using me as a drum set. I am getting really excited for his arrival and a little nervous too, but I think that's normal. Timm and I are going to be starting our birthing classes in 20 days, which go on for a total of 5 weeks, although we skip a week in between. So by the time I'm done with birthing classes and my breastfeeding class I will be 35 1/2 weeks pregnant, so pretty much getting pretty close. I have 1 week and 2 days til I would consider myself to officially be in the 3rd trimester. I am approaching the 7 month mark quickly and couldn't be happier. This is truly the biggest blessing in my life ever, next to marrying my wonderful husband!