The sound and feel of Fall is in the air here in South Bend. As I sit here on my couch, I hear the leaves rustling, feel the coolness of the air, and it feels like Fall. We had a couple of warm days last week (it got up to 96 degrees), and with just two warm days, I was ready for some cooler temperatures again. It was a cool 53 degrees when Miss Elliott and I took our morning walk today and it made me realize 3 things:
- I LOVE the Fall!!
- Fall means that Winter is right around the corner (and I'm bracing myself for truly experiencing a winter for the first time in my life).
- Elliott and I are in desperate need of a new wardrobe. She has outgrown most of her cooler weather clothes, and I have never been pregnant in the winter. I must admit, although it's slightly exciting to think about getting new clothes, shopping for maternity clothes is not *quite* as exciting. I always feel very irritated they charge such high prices for mediocre clothes because they can. Taking advantage of us poor pregnant girls. :)
I was 24 weeks on Saturday so I thought I would post a few belly pics.
Baby boy's growing!
Although I have still been feeling pretty well, I started having some intermittent groin/sciatic pain. There was a day a couple weeks ago I literally could hardly walk. As I was contemplating crawling around to avoid the intense pain, I started to panic. How could I function trying to care for a baby with such limited mobility? I NEVER had pain like this when I was pregnant with Elliott and I'm convinced it's because I am constantly carrying around an almost 25 pound child. 25 pound girl+lax ligaments=serious pain. I have adjusted the way I carry her and have been trying to carry her less and the pain has definitely improved. I still have 16 weeks to go so I'm expecting it to get worse as I get farther along.
Anybody else ever experience this type of pain? What are some fun Fall adventures you plan on doing?