I don't think she's found a spot she likes. I don't know if she will. The last few days saw her going outside, coming inside, trying this place, that place, but nothing seemed to work for her. It probably didn't help at all that the kids are noisy, and they want to pet her all the time. She was looking for a little privacy, and couldn't seem to find it. She was annoyed when someone tried to touch her, and slept wherever she could. Today, she's laying down every few minutes and sleeping. She still wants to eat, but when she gets the food, she doesn't really want any.
So I think we're about there, and there's just a little time left to wait. Because I want to savor these moments, I took a couple of pictures of Ellie. Her belly is SO big, and she'll never do this again, so it seemed the time to take pictures. You know, because maybe she'd like a scrapbook someday. :)
|This seems to be her preferred position today--down.|
|The babies look like saddlebags when she walks. This isn't the best picture, because she was turning, but I think you get the idea. Sometimes it looks like they're standing up in there!|
If you've ever been pregnant, you can sympathize with Ellie. I remember feeling the way she felt, and I only had one at a time. As is the rule, when mama relaxes, the babies wake up. This was certainly true last night, and the babies (however many there are) were doing acrobatics in her belly as she tried to sleep. I caught a little bit on film. They are active!
Poor Ellie. In the words of Tom Petty, "The waaayyyyyting is the harrrrrrdeeeesssst parrrrrt".