Guess what?! I have been knitting for reals. I even have an FO for you, but not today as I haven't taken photos yet. Baby knitting rules. So quick. So cute. I really had absolutely NO desire to knit until a couple of weeks ago but now I feel like my knitting mojo is back. Thank goodness.
So I'm 23.5 weeks pregnant, and Dudley kicked me almost constantly yesterday. I thought it was weird until I realized that the band on my maternity jeans was too tight for him. I moved the band and the kicking slowed down. It really is kind of weird when a little person inside of you is telling you your clothes are too tight. As a result I'm wearing very loose fitting clothing. Thanks for the heads up Dudley!
Here is a pic of me at 22 weeks.
It's getting a little heavier and it's harder to do my shoes up bending forward. I used to wake up and my belly would be pretty much flat and then get bigger at night, but now it's big all the time. We can even see Dudley kicking my stomach now - cute! Apart from feeling heavier and slower though, I feel great! It's hot in Tokyo right now and a lot of people have comisserated with me about how tough it is to be pregnant through a Japanese summer, but to tell you the truth I prefer it. Like I need a big coat and heavy shoes on top of this belly/body!!! It's flip flops and summer dresses all the way for me. While I was back in Australia I thought I'd pick up some maternity clothes, but there were NONE. I couldn't believe it. I mean there are maternity shops but the clothes are outrageously overpriced and ugly!!!! And there are a couple of cute stores but they are just EXPENSIVE. So I ended up buying lots of tunic tops to wear with leggings and I also bought men's Rugger shorts from Target in the size 2XL!!!! These are my favourite. They are pefect for pregnant women because they are made for men with skinny legs but gigantic beer bellies.
So hopefully I'll have some FO photos for you tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed!!!