And like that, there was a bump.
I “popped” this week. I woke up one morning and suddenly everyone was commenting on “that cute little bump.” I don’t remember this happening until Week 20 with Courtland, and like Month 7 with Sunny. But oh, my body is oh so comfortable with the transitions happening. It’s done this before and seems to be readily stretching and growing back into position. It’s made dressing this week a tad challenging as I’m not quite big enough for maternity pants, but my regular clothes just aren’t cutting it. If only I could live in yoga pants like I did during Addison’s pregnancy (the life of a grad student worked well with maternity in that regard), but I can’t get away with that look in my current day job.
I’m in the midst of a month-long work marathon and I am barely keeping my head above water. But we’re surviving, thanks to James taking over the majority of child and home duties, and a daily knitting therapy that keeps my head clear. By next month, we’ll all be breathing a sigh of relief and getting to enjoy and think about the exciting transitions to come for our family. For now, survival mode!