Here we are. Baby boy and my gigantic belly circa 33 weeks. And today, the struggle is real.
Ever since dinnertime I've had intense pressure down in the pelvic area. It is hard. What's even more difficult is having to deal with it while having a 2 year old running around. Thankfully she isn't too much of a handful all the time and we live in a house with my grandparents who are such an awesome support system. More on that a different day.
The second time around has been so different than the first. I feel like I'm diving into the uncomfortable stage headfirst, while with Ellie I didn't really get there until the last few weeks. Maybe it's a boy thing and maybe it's a weird second child thing. I don't know, but this little man loves to do acrobatics in there and push the heartburn button all day long.
So tonight I have decided to put off my maternity-leave sub planning and bounce on my yoga ball. Yoga balls are amazing when you're pregnant. I still haven't used it for anything BUT. Maybe I'll play a video game... am I the only one who still does that?
The second time around may be a little more difficult because I'm teaching. Teaching music to antsy kindergartners is so hard while 30+ weeks pregnant. I want to play with them and be crazy, but my body says "sit down woman!" I hate sitting while teaching.
Also, Nick has taken a whole career change. He has become a certified nursing assistant and is getting experience at a nursing home/rehabilitation center with terrible hours. 2-10 is such a terrible shift. Not to mention that he's taking 2-3 classes a quarter for pre-requisites because he's applying to PA schools in the spring/summer. He's decided to go back to school to become a physician assistant mostly because of a great opportunity that arose. Life is busy and a little stressful. Thankfully he's now applying for hospital jobs with the goal of working only day or night shift. No more evening shift. Hallelujah.
Somehow with all of this going on I've been able to do some serious reading. It has been awesome. I just finished Gone Girl on audiobook and it was so intense and so good (be warned, it's a little graphic). But, really, I could have had a different ending...
I also had a chance to read the Life of Pi (pretty awesome), Coming Clean (incredibly interesting and well-written), We Are Called to Rise (good), Orphan Train (very good), and The Fault in Our Stars (cheesy and an easy read).