I will start with the check-up that I had last week. Everything is looking good. Bug's heart rate was averaging 145 bpm, and I measured at 27cm. Fern told me that "her heart was filled with happiness" that Bug moves constantly :) I downed the delicious orange nectar for the glucose test, and haven't heard anything from them, which I am suppose to take as a good sign.
This week I have been totally amazed at how much this little Bug wiggles! With my first two pregnancies, I could definitely feel the kicking and squirming, but this time I can actually feel really precise movements. Like when Bug does a somersault. Or turns over. Or moves and arm. Or bats an eyelash. And it seems that s/he moves a LOT more than the last two did, but maybe it's just because I can feel more.
I am already to the point where my belly feels really heavy. Sitting down isn't even a great relief anymore. Laying down is my only comfort, but only in the right position. If I am not correctly positioned, then laying is no better than sitting, or standing. I am genuinely shocked that I have already reached this level of discomfort, because I know I have a long way to go still. I fear for 10 weeks from now!
I've been having some contractions lately-- more than I should. Last night i had 8-10 in the course of an hour, which had me a little worried. But after laying down and drinking a big glass of water, they calmed down. I've had several more today, none consistently, which has made me realize I need to take it a little easier. A hard thing to do with two active toddlers to care for!