the morning sickness is officially gone, as of about a few days ago... i think. i thought it never would. it went off like a switch again, just like last time. this morning was rough -- i stupidly went to the park with river and a friend and her toddler, without eating or drinking anything. the combination of that, the heat, and chasing river around got to me, and i almost passed out and ended up throwing up, which was tons of fun. the rest of the day i've had very little energy and have had a few waves of nausea, but i think that's because i wasn't taking care of myself. for the most part, i feel pretty good lately, which is a huge relief.
i have been having braxton hicks contractions for about a week now. i thought i felt them earlier in the pregnancy, and i'm pretty sure i did, but i know for sure i've been feeling them for the past week. i am still very tired; the other day i slept eight hours at night and took a late three hour nap, only to go to bed at eleven and sleep ten more hours! it's ridiculous, but the naps are the best thing in the world. john is very sweet about keeping river occupied and letting me sleep during the day if i need to. i'm still not feeling the baby very often, and my midwife said it's probably because the placenta is in front, acting like a pillow (or punching bag). everything else is the same. hopefully we'll be able to find out what the gender is in a few weeks. :)