In my belly

Filed under: news,symptoms — by Lauren on May 7th, 2006 @ 8:19 am

Pregnancy makes your tummy bigger, obviously, and I am already starting to experience some of the physical effects of my belly’s increased size. I cannot bend straight down anymore; I have to do this move that involves sticking a leg out to the side in a Martha Graham-esque modern dance style, except without any of the grace. To maintain my balance, I also have started waddling a bit when I walk up the stairs, as Lex gleefully pointed out last night when we were coming home. The other thing I have noticed only occurs at work, when I have to make photocopies. Our copier is fairly large and the glass part where you put the books comes up to my chest, so I usually have to stand right up against the machine to make copies comfortably. Now I have to turn my body to the side or the pressure on my stomach bothers me. I’m only about 16 weeks pregnant now; imagine what things will be like when I’m 36 weeks along!

In other, more exciting news, I’m pretty sure I can feel the baby move now. It feels like a soft fluttering an inch or two below what used to be my belly button (it’s now more of a belly bowl). I feel it the most between 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating, though, so it could just be digestion. Mmm, speaking of eating, I’m going to go have breakfast (which will of course include a giant glass of MILK!)

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