Baby Marshall continues to grow and I'm feeling the stretching every day. Can you believe we're are almost half way done with the pregnancy?! In fact, only 9 more days until we get the big ultrasound. I'm so excited! We can't wait to see the baby again! And maybe, just maybe we'll get to find out if Baby Marshall is a miss or a mister.
It is crazy how fast the last two weeks have gone. It already has been 2 weeks since the accident and my father in-law Larry remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit. I think, how could the days of sitting in the ICU waiting room have possibly gone by so fast when at the time, it seemed so slow? There have been many ups and downs. I try not to stress myself and the baby out but some days have proven difficult. But I've managed to go home and relax or take naps most of the time. Plus, everyone reminds me (or makes me) to take a break so I've gotten more rest than anyone. I won't go too much more into Larry's condition since that's why we have the caringbridge website up. Here is the link, again.
Belly butter is my new friend and a little of an enemy at the same time. It's fun to massage it on my belly and to make my skin nice and soft. Though a lot of research states it does not help with stretch marks, it doesn't hurt, right? But it is kind of greasy and all my shirts stick to it, which annoys me a little. However, I would much rather deal with the greased pig belly (as Jordan calls it, lol) than to not be pregnant at all. And my other friend that has been around for some time would be a mirror. I'm one of those freaks that can spend several minutes just staring at my belly. Does/did anyone else do this???
The gut isn't getting a whole lot bigger but it is rounding out quite a bit. It's nice we take pictures every week to see the difference since you can't see the difference staring into a mirror every day...or 5 times a day.