The ligaments are starting to stretch and grow. It hurts. For those that are unfamiliar of what I am talking about, these ligaments are located between the lower abdominals and the obliques. It's a little early for them to be sore, but because I work out so much my nurse said it wasn't that unusual. Sleeping is a bit uncomfortable. When I stretch my legs, it stretches the ligaments and I feel like I've over done it in the gym. I pretty much have to keep my legs pulled up so it doesn't hurt so much. Then there's the boobs. I can't really lie on one side or the other with out wincing. It's not as bad as they warned me in the books, but it certainly isn't comfortable. There are times I feel like I'm being stabbed with tooth picks. Again, this is all normal but not fun.
I have formed, what I like to call, a baby blankie where my abs used to be. I know this is my belly growing because when I flex, it doesn't go down. The other day Mike and I were at Rita's and sitting in a chair together. As I was getting up, he grabbed my "belly" and started announcing that my stomach was getting bigger and that everyone had to look. It was funny. You had to be there.
My pants are certainly getting a little tighter. The other day I had to try my hardest to suck it in to button them up. Once I got them on, there was this lovely little fold of skin hanging over the top. This encouraged me to stand up straight and tall. That helps flatten it out. I'm looking forward to shopping at Forever 21 for my "maternity"clothes. Thank you for the tip, Evie. I am going to do my best to stay out of the maternity stores when the time calls for it.
Aggghhh. This entry sucked. Sorry. I'll try harder next time.