and i don't just mean consuming food....and cake....and m&ms....and ice cream cones.
consuming in every sense of the word.
my thoughts are currently consumed by...
my next appointment
worries and fears
boy or girl?
girl or boy?
and i could just go on and on
and it's not just my thoughts. also my actions. my conversations. my internet usage and my free time.
this has to be where pregnancy brain comes from. the thoughts could just go on and on. and then i feel a little movement and i'm reminded again that there's so much to think about...and in the middle of a therapy session, i'm no longer working on therapy but thinking about how i can't wait for those movements to become kicks and hiccups. and somehow that triggers nursing and then all of the sudden, i'm thinking about breast pumps. don't get me wrong. i get my job done each day and i know i do a good job.
but i've decided, aside from work, i need to make a better effort to step outside of the ride for a few moments each day and make time for something or someone other than this or us. call it a resolution. a very late one.
but just real quick...a picture. because, this week, i feel like a lot has changed. the bump has grown [not to mention, changed shape?] and there's so much movement!! but. let me say. the back pain has started. the further my belly sticks out, the further my lower back curves in. and this was actually the topic of my what to expect email this morning. does this have a stopping point?! i feel like it makes my rear-end look a little kardashian-ish, from the side. this isn't very necessary as i do not lack in the trunk department. notice below.
|sir mix a lot comes to mind. 17 weeks.|
now, i'm going to go consume my dinner. tonight, i just had to have baked beans. what the...