This is the stage that I think is really awkward. Multiple times in the last few weeks I've looked in the mirror and been like, wait, am I really that big?! I don't feel that big, but I guess I am!
I've decided that carrying a baby the "right" way is much more uncomfortable than carrying a baby the "wrong" way. (Ellie was Frank Breech I believe-- or a bi-fold as my dad calls her---) she was folded in half, butt down. It didn't help with delivery (I had a c-section) but it did make pregnancy more comfortable as she didn't have the ability to move around near as much. All that to say, this pregnancy feels very different! And much more like other people describe their pregnancies. I've been cleared to attempt a VBAC if baby's size and position is appropriate. We have a sono at the beginning of November which will give us a better clue of what to expect.
I'm feeling very good over all (just tired!) But Ellie walking makes a HUGE difference! I want to take time to "count my blessings" and list all of the things that have instantly become easier now that she can walk- there are a lot of them! If you've never been 33 weeks pregnant and carrying a little kid around- you may not realize how many little things are just challenging! WOW!
We have a NAME for this little girl- which is huge!! We're keeping it a secret, but it just feels so good to call her by name!! Ellie loves to give the baby "tickles"- it's very cute!
I have terrible hearburn, all of the time, but that's about all I can really complain about :)
We're getting very excited to meet our little girl, and all of this cooler weather makes me anxious for winter where I plan to spend most of my days snuggling with my girls :)
For those of you who stuck with and read this all... here's a picture.