Yup, the waddling has officially begun.
Rob and I did our grocery shopping today, and my arches were falling flat in my flip-flops. I shuffled through the store instead of walked, and used the cart the way a toddler would negotiate a walker. Ay caramba! My feet felt totally fine when I walked in the store, but were totalled by the time we left. I try to see the good side of all this, that I got myself some exercise and did my weekend errands. Thank goodness it wasn't that hot a day. Man, I need a foot massage... I want one... right now...
It does bring a smile to my face when my belly starts to move, and I realize that this effort is worthwhile. I also realize that there are moms out there who have it worse off than I do, so I shouldn't complain. Life is, on the whole, very very good, and I for one am not going to begrudge this gift.
My due date is May 19... let's see if she comes out early or right on time.