In true MN form, this week has been a roller-coaster of weather! Sunny and 70s one day, snow flurries and 30s the next few, then back to sunny and 70s. Brian and I took baby Lucielle in utero to her first drive-in movie. She was probably the only one who was warm and cozy. It was only 35 degrees and rainy! We snuggled under several blankets and had hand warmers! It was still a fun date though. Baby Lu must have enjoyed it too because she was wiggling and kicking up a storm! She's getting so big! I swear she either is bigger than Vivienne at this point or I just can't remember very well (baby brain!), but I swear I can feel her moving almost all. the. time! Which leads to all sorts of other pregnancy issues like sore hips/back, heartburn, and rib pain. Growing a little human takes it's toll! But I love it! It's only going to get more tough (obviously) as she grows, but especially since a hot summer is coming and I'm in the thick of wedding season!
I shot my first wedding of the year last weekend. I was fully equipped with compression hose, a pregnancy support belt, and a case of bottle water. It was surprisingly tolerable to be on my feet working for 10-12 hrs. I didn't realize how exhausted I was until I got home and sat down! The next day I felt like I'd been hit by a truck! So we decided to stretch my aching muscles and took a nice, leisurely family walk... 3 miles down the road to Starbucks. It seemed like a good idea before we left. It wasn't. So sore! Not sure what to do different for next weekends wedding, but at least there are only 4 more weddings until Lucielle comes! And all the work of editing will make these next few months FLY by! Yay!
Vivienne is totally noticing a difference in my body these days. She is constantly pointing to my belly and saying "baby" or "boooobooo" (Lulu). One morning, I went into her room to get her up from her nap and she pointed at me and said, "Oh WOW!!! Baaaaaby!". So funny! She also asks to sit on my lap a lot, but once she's there, she realizes there isn't much lap to get comfy on so she gets down. She does like to snuggle up with Baby Lulu though. She will rest her head on my belly while we watch Yo Gabba Gabba or read a book and she also likes to put her feet up on my stomach to get cozy haha. It's getting harder to have a non-walking toddler while being pregnant. We live on the third floor of our apartment building so every time we go anywhere I feel like I need a moment to prepare mentally for carrying Viv up and down stairs, getting her in and out of the car, going to and from stores/errands, waddling around instead of walking all while usually while juggling a purse, keys, water cup and Vivienne's favorite things: sunglasses and lip gloss. It's exhausting to say the least. I've been trying to save the boring errands for when Brian can stay home with Viv so that we can reserve energy to do the fun stuff like walk to the park or Starbucks!