My lovely lady bump

So, it’s been a bit since the last time I was able to write a post.  I have been so busy with summer camp this week.  I have been teaching two different camps- In the morning, it is Camp E.R. where I have the most wonderful group of five girls who want to be vets and doctors and think everything I say is the most amazing thing they have ever heard.  In the afternoon- Camp Grossology- where we have burping contests, dissect cow eye balls and make fake snot and edible poo.  I’m a little out of my element here, I have to be honest.  This group of 13 has been sucking the life out of me.  I come home and just lay on the couch until it is finally dark enough to fall asleep.  I have never in my life been in so much pain with my back- not even when I ruptured two discs in a car accident!  Is this a new side effect of being pregnant?  I don’t know how I will move if it gets any worse during the last five months of pregnancy!

Some days I feel like I can actually see my belly growing, other days I have to convince myself that the baby is fine and still growing just as he or she should.  Today, I woke up trying to “feel” more pregnant than the day before, but no such luck.  My belly hasn’t grown in days.  Today, I wore my black maternity dress to school with my huge Epstein School hoodie over it (despite it being 100 degrees out, I am always cold!).  I got home from work, took off my hoodie, and BAM!  My oldest foster daughter exclaimed, “Woah, your stomach is HUMONGOUS!”  I looked down and much to my surprise, the baby bump had doubled in size!  Tomorrow we will be at 20 weeks, half way there until we get to meet our angel.  This pregnancy is going so fast, but so slow at the same time.  One more week from today we will know if we are expecting a boy or girl.  I have so many countdowns happening now- its the only thing that gets me through.

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