Little Olivia is now over a foot long and is working on fattening up, and my uterus is approximately the size of a soccer ball - feels like it too!
I've noticed that my belly button is starting to decrease in depth. I still have quite a ways to go until it's an outie (I have a pretty deep belly button), but I can tell that some of the former inner is now the outer :). According to the doctor, I've gained 15 pounds so far - currently right on track for the recommended 25 to 35 pounds, so I'll take it.
Olivia is kicking like crazy and moving all around. At times, I feel her way down low kicking my bladder, and the next minute I feel her up near my ribs. Her kicks have gotten so strong that not only can Josh feel them, but he can sometimes see them as well.
In other belly news, it is evident that my abdominal muscles are beginning to separate. For instance, below is a picture I took leaning over my relaxed (round) belly.
And, here is a picture of me leaning back, thus slightly flexing my ab muscles.
Nice cone, huh? And, it feels really weird to. On either side, my stomach still feels really hard as my ab muscles are there. But, when you push in the middle (the height of the "cone") it actually feels really soft. No muscle there...
And, would you believe that in the midst of my pregnancy I managed to sprain my ankle!?! I rolled it Wednesday night at the gym. It's an old injury that I guess just couldn't stand up to the loosened joints that come with carrying a baby. As if I needed another reason for uneducated gym-goers to look at the pregnant lady like she's a cripple who should be on bed rest.
I was in a good amount of pain through Friday and couldn't walk on it at all. Did I mention that my husband was out of town?? Yeah, it was a miserable couple of days. I realized how much one can take for granted things like getting to the bathroom and showering, when you don't have the use of all four limbs.
Thankfully, by Friday evening I was able to put some weight on it without crutches as we had a wedding to attend. Did I mention that we had a wedding on Saturday as well? I was quite a sight I tell you...
Oh, and for documentation purposes here's a picture of my injury with 4 days of healing time. The golf ball is gone, but it's still a bit swollen and a lovely shade of purple.
Looks like I'll be sticking with some light weight training, the elliptical and stationary bike from now on.