Someday I’ll post these timely!

I’m 25 weeks along now and I love this part of pregnancy. I want to stay here for a good long while. (Partly because I’m getting a wee bit…or a LOT…freaked out about three kids. Two already seems like so many!)

This is the stage that makes me feel like I could have ten babies – it’s amazing how fast amnesia about the horrors of the can’t-keep-anything-down first 20 weeks kicks in. Pregnancy is a breeze! I can eat normally, sleep well, and breaking out the body pillow pretty much fixed the sciatic issues I was having. I can still pick up the other kids and/or hold them in my lap. I look pregnant, but cutely so (if I do say so myself). The bump is definitely prominent – and kicking – but it hasn’t yet gotten large enough to really restrict my movements or get in the way. And those kicks? Nice and gentle. Not painful at all.

convert phd thesis into book Honestly, I barely feel pregnant at all. Just normal. The other day Paul mentioned he had a baby in HIS tummy and it sounded about as plausible as me walking around saying there’s one in mine. I mean, who just casually asserts there’s another human hanging around inside of them? I don’t source site feel different.

(This is also how I felt the whole time I was sick – like I’d just happened to catch the worst four-month flu ever, not like I was growing a person.)

Margaret is starting to doubt me, too, because it seems this baby is never going to come OUT and what’s the fun in having a little sister you can’t even see?

go site I’m enjoying my little reprieve, though, between the sickness and the hugeness. Pregnancy can be nice.



I wrote this last week (I’m 26 weeks now!), then held it so the gender reveal wouldn’t be bumped from the top. Afterwards I skipped off to bed, declaring I didn’t NEED Unisom anymore. I just proclaimed myself cured of morning sickness! I’m just taking this silly little thing out of superstition! It’s time to cut the cord!

(Totally didn’t mean to make a birth analogy.)

I woke up the next morning decidedly off and the feeling intensified all day until, when the smell of dinner about made me throw up, I realized by body was saying HA. Cured, my a**. Take the pill.

So I resumed and things went back to ‘normal’. The good news is I had zero trouble sleeping without the Unisom. I always worry my body will get so accustomed to it I’ll forget how to sleep unmedicated, but no. Never been a problem. Is rebound nausea a thing, though?


  1. Man, I love Unisom.

  2. Ugh, Unisom, my frenemy. I had to take that stuff in the daytime just to remain upright… but then I always felt like I was going to fall headfirst into my keyboard at work. Glad you’re feeling good overall, though!