Thursday, September 28, 2006

How Do You Spell Relief? K-I-C-K-I-N-G

This part of pregnancy is a tough one. From 18 to about 21 weeks, I can feel definite kicking, but only sporadically. I got some good kicks a few days in a row, but then for 4 days, nothing. Just as I started to worry, a few more kicks. Then another 4 days feeling nothing. Last night the baby finally rolled over to a spot where I could feel LOTS of movement. Phew! It's so cool to feel the baby moving and kicking, but nerve-racking when it stops for very long.

My uterus is about up to my navel now, so easy to feel, though I can still bend over to tie my shoes easily. In fact, yesterday I wore my regular jeans and they were not uncomfortable at all. I'm still not showing obviously yet either. I just look even fatter, LOL. I had bought a bunch of new shirts this summer and had been enjoying wearing them, but now they don't look good anymore, since the area around my ribcage has popped out (the baby pushed all my belly fat up under my boobs, I guess, LOL).

Today Troyer was laying with his head on my lap/stomach, and he said he could tell when the baby moved! My next appointment is on Monday, but it's just a regular check up. The big count-down is for Wednesday, when I have my ultrasound! Everyone cross your fingers for a clear view!

4 comments:

Melanie said...

Hoping the baby looks healthy! Can't wait to find out what you're having!

S'te said...

Crossing my fingers for you. Maybe there's a little girl in there?!

Audrey said...

Those girls DO show up occasionally. After 5 boys we had our little pink bundle, now we are pregnant again and hoping for a sister. I tell everyone "we had five boys...now its time for 5 girls" ;-)

Cant wait to hear the results...although I must admit its alot of fun being surprised at delivery. I highly recommend it! I think the whole town heard me scream "ITS A GIRL!"

...my 2 cents said...

Can't wait to hear what you're having!

(And, Audrey... I actually do know a family who had five boys, then had five girls, in that order) :)