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7:09 AM

>I'm feeling big now. Really big. And I think the baby is going through a growth spurt because I've had more issues with skin stretching than usual... the other night I had to actually take a Tylenol because it was getting to me so badly I couldn't sleep, and I'm already lotioning up as much as my skin will take (I'm hoping like crazy that this doesn't mean stretch marks! :P). That doesn't suck nearly as bad though as the fact I feel like I can't breath and I don't want to get up most of the time because I feel so heavy and I get tired so easily. Today I went for my walk and I had to really push myself through it because it wore me out. I'm thinking about doing some form of strength training... the walking takes care of cardio but I think one of my biggest problems right now (and the reason why I'm tiring out so quickly) is supporting the extra weight. Stretching wouldn't hurt either, I don't think. Now if only I can pull my butt off the couch to do it... lol.

I have found out also that pregnancy not only can change your hair texture but your hair type, as well. My hair has went from curly to wavy, and after speaking to some other pregnant women I found out their hair has gotten more relaxed as well, so I can only assume it's normal as I am unable to find any mention of it online. I'm guessing that it's probably either due to the increased moisture and oil content in my hair or my body is holding back on providing my hair the same amount of protein that it normally does (which is what makes hair curly).

Now for something awesome I found. There's actually pregnancy safe body jewelry out there that is perfect for preventing migration of your piercing(s) due to changes in your skin. It's made out of a flexible plastic material called Bioplast, and BodyCandy has a very nice selection to choose from, along with free shipping. I picked up a bannanabell as the changes in my belly button was causing my belly button piercing to migrate, and so far haven't had any issues with it since. :)

The baby is now kicking hard enough that you can feel it outside my clothes, and even sometimes see it. He/she also finally kicked quite a bit for David the other night with his bare hand on my stomach (up until last night we haven't been able to get the baby to kick for him under those circumstances).

That's pretty much all I have to say for now. :)

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