Well, at 4 1/2 months I have finally popped. Well, not really. It's just now it's very obvious that my baby bump is showing. So obvious that a few girls in my 4th period class noticed today. Now the word is out among my students. My boys could really care less. I think they're probably grossed out by it all. However, my girls are all excited. "Will you name the baby after me?" "I think it's gonna be a girl!" "When is the baby shower?" Typical girls, I guess. One girl assured me that my bump is only showing because, "you're so tiny, Mrs. Soup!" I definitely don't feel tiny. I was kind of bummed that I didn't lose the "love" weight I gained when Mr. Soup and I married before getting pregnant, but now I don't really care. I actually lost weight during pregnancy. I'm pretty sure I gained a few pounds (and boobs) while sleeping last night...at least it seems that way. This will be motivation for me to really lose weight once Baby C arrives. I've also been really good about working out and walking during the pregnancy.
While I've had some minor inconveniences (I won't go into them because they're kind of gross), my pregnancy is going very well. Mr. Soup and I are really enjoying the baby right now. The other day we listened to the heartbeat and Mr. Soup talked to the baby and there went baby. He or she had moved away. I feel the baby move a lot more. I don't think he or she is kicking, but definitely swimming around in there. It feels like butterfly flutters in my belly.
We're also really trying to revamp our diet which means we'll have to revamp our budget. Now that Mr. Soup is preparing to be a father, he wants us to cut out all the bad stuff we eat (high fructose corn syrup, etc). It's virtually impossible to do that while shopping at Wal-Mart or Kroger (if you've found a way, let me know). So we'll be frequenters of Whole Foods and other small markets from now on. I'm excited that he's involved, but sometimes it's oh so much. I just feel like we have so much to do: nursery, register, hospital tour, birthing classes, etc. Lots!
Oh well, this is our new year! Welcome 2011 and baby bump!