Pregnancy update -- Mid-third trimester
This third trimester has been really good so far! I've been enjoying my pregnancy tea, and I'm not sure if that is what I could be "doing" differently, but I have felt well and had more energy than I did throughout the past 6 months. It's been such a blessing!
I do feel big. I guess most pregnant women feel that way, though! And from looking at pictures of my last pregnancy, I still have plenty of room to grow! Which is fine with me, since I still have plenty of things on my mental to-do list. ;)
One very interesting thing recently has been hearing clicks/pops from my tummy. It sounds like a joint popping, except that there is absolutely no feeling of anything "popping", at least that I can feel. The sound definitely comes from my tummy, and I've definitely never "heard" my other babies making noise before they were born! But I have read and also heard from several friends that hearing a clicking noise during pregnancy is actually normal -- just not talked about very often! I would think I was crazy except that it has happened numerous times, and Joshua has heard it, too!
Sometimes, the baby pokes out a foot or knee or something, and it makes a bulge on my stomach. It's fun to feel the protruding body part and try to imagine our new little baby inside. :)
As I mentioned, my energy level has been up, which means that my list of projects is slowly being attempted. One thing that I hope to accomplish this week is making out menus for after the birth -- something that will most certainly be a huge help to me then! And after the menus are made, I can begin to see what sorts of things I still need to prepare for the freezer... things like chopped veggies or soups or breads.
And, I think that's all of my pregnancy news. :)