The back pain, oh, the back pain. Too long in the car, or any kind of uncomfortable seat (such as a stadium seat... we went to the Colorado Rapids game with friends on Saturday night), and my back revolts. OUCH. I would still classify this as "mild" back pain--it's not all the time and it's not debilitating, it's just uncomfortable--but oh, I'm only 28 weeks along (not even quite), which means I'm only just about to hit the third trimester tomorrow, which means I'm a little nervous about how this is going to progress over the next 12ish weeks. Hopefully it will be one of those pregnancy symptoms that shows up in mild form, makes me wonder, and then disappears again (see also: heartburn, acne).
Also, sometimes pregnancy seems to go on forever, truly, for ever and ever, and it feels like AGES since I first got pregnant and it's amazing how long it takes for a person to grow to the point to be able to thrive in the outside world. Then you think that only seven months ago this person didn't even exist, and now if he were to be born he would likely survive with no long-term problems, and really, seven months for someone to go from NOT EXISTING to not only existing but also likely to thrive really seems like very little time at all.
Unrelatedly, we bought a pumpkin last week, and put it on our porch, and vaguely thought that maybe we should carve it, and then... didn't. We probably should? Sometime this week, before the holiday actually arrives? Also, I'm sure it's full of seeds, which I would really like to roast and eat, except that last year's pumpkin seeds didn't turn out so well. I think maybe we roasted them for too long? I don't know, my mom always did this when I was a kid and she was always great at it and I'm pretty sure she gave me advice on how to do it last year and I still managed to mess it up. I fail at pumpkin seeds, basically.
Also... Halloween is on Sunday. That means November is on Monday. That means that January, aka my due date, will only be two months away. That means I will be, like, really pregnant and stuff. I think I'm starting to fall more on the side of "holy shit pregnancy goes by fast" rather than "good lord I can't even remember not being pregnant, it was so long ago."
Besides, I very clearly remember not being pregnant. I slept through the night, I only peed every few hours during the day, I survived minor inconveniences and disappointments without bursting into tears, I fit into jeans that had zippers instead of elastic panels, my back didn't hurt, I ate sushi and brie and had the occasional cocktail. I also wanted a baby more than anything in the world. And now I'm having one. Seems worth the tradeoff, no?
I still can't wait to scarf down some salmon sashimi, though. In the meantime, I'll settle for some Halloween candy. Which means we should really probably buy some of that, too. And don't even get me started on the whole costume thing. Because, well, I suck at them, and I won't be dressing up. Unless "pregnant woman" counts as a costume.
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