Long-Sleeve Hemp Cross Back Tee in Fern by be present
How am I feeling?, you ask. Well, FABULOUS, a thank you very much.
It is so very refreshing and gratifying to be able to respond that way, and truly mean it. After a nauseous 1st trimester and a sinus infection filled fourth month, I am (finally) fully immersed in the honeymoon stage of pregnancy. I recognize that with each passing day, the Sesame Seed grows and thus my comfort declines. But I’m trying to stay positive, despite my ankles that throb slightly quicker than usual (this is where James and his nightly foot rubs come into play) and my constant need to urinate.
I so sympathize with the post-60 crowd in my Zumba class. We are constantly running to the restroom for relief throughout the hour long routine.
Also, this baby? She’s an active one. Last night I suffered through two hours of her turning flips and performing an Olympic scale gymnastics floor routine in my uterus.
I get it. You’re alive and (literally) kicking. Now can we just chill out?! Mama needs her sleep!
While it’s reassuring to know that she’s moving and grooving inside, it always happens at the most inopportune moments. All day, while I am walking or moving around, she sleeps because my motion soothes her to slumber. The moment I cease motion, however, and say, lie down to sleep myself, she awakes. My doctor with Addison described it as comparable to sleeping in a car. The motion of the vehicle lulls you to sleep, but once parked, you immediately awake.
I AM NOT A MOVING AUTOMOBILE, Sesame Seed.
I think I’m going to loose this battle. But at least I’m looking super cute while doing it thanks to be present. Just check out my rocking booty below courtesy of the Long-Sleeve Hemp Cross Back Tee. I highly recommend to all, pregnant belly or no.
The Month 5 shoot was particularly enjoyable because Sunny joined us in the studio. That’s when these silly photos were taken. She has become more and more interested in the belly as it has become more and more prominent. As expected, however, she does not fully understand what it means when we tell her that her baby sister is in that growing belly. Just this morning she lifted up her own shirt, touched her tummy, and said, “Hi, baby!”
I’d been waiting for that moment.
James and I corrected her and tried explaining that, no, Sunny did not have a baby in her belly, but Mommy did.That’s rather abstract information for a not-even-two-year old to absorb, but at least we’re trying, eh?
And Addison’s Fairy Godmother gifted her with some early birthday presents – an array of books about pregnancy and welcoming a new baby into the home written for soon-to-be older siblings. She very much enjoys the books, and we hope that they’ll help make clear some of what’s happening in our household.
Regardless, we’re reveling in watching her interact with her baby sister, even if her understanding of it all is limited. And now that the Sesame Seed’s kicks and bumps in utereo resonate on the outside of the belly, the whole family can engage with her a little more fully.
Although to Sunny, it must seem like mommy has a belly that can dance. It’s one pretty talented piece of anatomy.
Just wait until the third trimester, Sunny. Mommy’s tummy will be doing the tango.
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**Photos: Courtesy of Kate Drew Miller Photography
As always, I cannot thank Kate enough for taking on this project with me. She rocks. Truly.
***Clothes: Courtesy of be present
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