My belly button is an outie.
It's been begging me for weeks to please leave it alone, but really, what could I do? I'm told that my belly is "small" (relatively speaking, of course; I apparently have a freakishly long torso) for the stage that I'm at in my pregnancy, but still, my belly button lost the war. It's all right. I'll become an innie again after delivery, although it may not speak to me for a time. It'll get over it. The baby needs room.
And Mommy needs sleep. I had almost forgotten about this nefarious little part of late pregnancy. Right now, I could put my head down on my desk and be asleep in 1.2 seconds. But at 2 am when I wake up to use the restroom? Right, can't get back to sleep. I don't know if it's hormones or what, but it is hard to get sleep when you're this pregnant. I feel like a bit of a zombie today. Preparation for the newborn stage, I suppose.
Aside from the physical exhaustion, I feel great. I'm doing my Holy Week devotional reading, and I'm focusing on my novena to Blessed Kateri. I'm very much looking forward to the Triduum and Easter. It's a beautiful time of year, and there is so much to celebrate. I'll be attending Mass on both the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday this year, and I'm looking so forward to both liturgies. I'd love to make it to Mass on Holy Thursday, but not sure if that will happen given Mike's class schedule. We'll see. But in any event, I feel blessed to be in Holy Week 2011.