Pregnancy Knot: Lindsey Tuttle

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How far along are you in your pregnancy?
17 weeks
How are you feeling physically?
Physically, I am exhausted!  Maybe that is because I have two other littles to keep track of these days.  My midwife asked how I was feeling, and I told her I felt the same as I did when I was almost 42 weeks with my last.  It’s just hard to be pregnant and chase little kids all day.
How are you feeling emotionally?
Emotionally, I feel pretty good!  I am so thankful for this time.  Pregnancy can be emotionally taxing, but I’m trying to make the most of everything.  This might be my last time to be pregnant, so I just want to try to stay in a happy place as much as possible.
How have you been preparing for childbirth?
Honestly, I haven’t put a lot of thought into it yet.  We just got a doula, but that is about the extent of it.  I have always been a wait until the last minute to prepare kind of person when it comes to birthing.  Our last two births have gone smoothly, and our last one was a beautiful natural birth, so I don’t feel like I am going into this birth too unprepared.  I read Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth before my last two, and thankfully a lot of the information has stuck with me.
What do you love most about being pregnant?
As cliché as it is, I love feeling the baby move.  It’s just weird and so neat to have a little person moving around inside of you.  I am pretty sure I have an anterior placenta with this one so I am still waiting.
Any cravings?
No!  I wish.  I hear about other people’s pregnancy cravings and get really jealous.  I am actually still battling morning (all day) sickness, so nothing sounds good ever.  I am hoping at some point that will go away, and I will want to eat something yummy.
What makes you feel best right now?
Sleep and time to sit down and rest!
Anything else to share?
Pregnancy is hard!  It has been hard in a different way each time.  Being pregnant with two little kids has produced a lot of mommy guilt, especially when they want to do things that I just cant physically accomplish right now, but the guilt is just lies, and I have to remind myself of that.  This is a season, and it needs to be embraced and loved.