|Level 29 Human Bard/Fighter
Shoe Size: 10
Bra Size: 3
Highest skills: Bluff, Gather Rumors, Knowledge (Folklore) (History),
|Level 30 Human Warlock/Ranger
Shoe Size: 11
Bra Size: 36B
Highest skills: Heal, Knowledge (Science) (Arcana), Spot, Listen, Swim
Level 0 Human NPC
Highest skills: Grow, Swim, Hide
|Lady Jr has webbed fingers and toes and has begun to lose its tail, but happens to be the size of a pygmy seahorse:
Lady Jr is officially real and a nubbin and has a heartbeat and isn’t just some fever dream. It’s one thing to have a positive HPT or blood test, but a little different actually seeing the teeny growing seahorse. I’m holding my breath less and less and now I’m getting excited about telling our families – just two more weeks!
I was discharged from the RE last week and called up my OB right away to make an appointment. They want to see me at 9 weeks! Which is next week! I had to clarify, because it seemed so soon, but it’s true.
Food-not-wanting has continued and fatigue has returned. My newest (funnest!) symptom is being stabbed suddenly in the belly button by a serrated kitchen knife. According to Google, this is that round ligament pain ya’ll have mentioned again and again.
What you didn’t mention is how HOLY FUCK it is. As bad as some of my tattoo sesh, for sure. As bad as literally being stabbed, I’m certain (no first hand knowledge, fortunately). I couldn’t talk or breathe until it was over, which was a good few, painfully long, minutes. I am so thankful I was with a friend who has been through all this before, so she was able to reassure me that I was not, in fact, dying and that instead it was quite normal.
The round ligament stabbing did remind me that pregnancy is more than just cute nubbins and bigger boobs: my internal organs are starting to rearrange themselves. My body is simply not going to be the same body in the coming months, and I’d better start accepting that.