Last night, after 3 hours of stabbing, shooting, incredibly awful back pain, I finally sucked it up and went and bought a maternity support belt. Up until now, I just didn't think the thing would help me, and I'd just waste my money on it. Boy was I wrong. I'm wearing the support belt today, and so far, so good. My back isn't hurting yet, my legs aren't swelling (as bad), and my upper abdominal muscles aren't staging an attack on me. It's amazing how one little thing can help... the funny thing is, I feel like I'm wearing a bra for my belly. The thing makes me look incredibly pregnant, and squishes my belly fat into funny looking positions. I have some pictures we took last night of the thing, so I'll have to post them when I get home.
Other than that, things are going swimmingly! The baby's kicking a whole lot, and in fact... I think he's a music buff :) Everytime I put Iron&Wine in the cd player, he starts moving around, and kicking like he's dancing... we're so proud of his taste in music :) Mom actually got a chance to feel him kick this weekend, which was really cool. He's also kicking a lot at night when I'm trying to sleep, which is good preparation, I suppose, for those long nights feeding and soothing a crying baby :)