It’s starting to get real!
I’m getting more and more used to being pregnant and not getting surprised when my baby moves, but just interacting with her. Until now, most of the time my baby moved, it was just a beautiful surprise that reminded me of “oh, I’m pregnant”. For the past few days, it’s been more like “oh, hello Tres, you’re awake, how are you?”
When one of my other family members is around and Tres starts moving I get their hands on my belly so they can feel Tres’ movements. My food aversions are finally gone but my intestines are still very very slow.
As Tres grows I don’t know if this feeling will improve or not. I think it might get worse as there will be less and less space but other times I think: if there’s going to be less space my intelligent body will push out what isn’t needed inside!
I know I have to get each day as it comes but some days are hard.
I don’t want to take anything for my constipation. I know it’s physiological. It’s a consequence of the hormone relaxin that flows freely in my body helping it adapt to all the pregnancy changes. Everything grows for so many weeks that muscles, ligaments, skin… need to be able to stretch accordingly. So relaxin relaxes them and… the rest of my body parts…
I also feel like my ankles are made of jelly much more than when I wasn’t pregnant. When we arrived in Mexico I bought some sandals with a bit of a heel. Just a bit and very wide. I haven’t worn heels for many many years but I like having an alternative to flat shoes.
I have worn these for a few months now but my ankles are giving in so I guess it’s back to flip flops for the rest of the pregnancy. Or at least while the weather allows.
I wonder if I’ll ever wear socks living in the Caribbean.