Friday, January 23, 2009

Week 20....

This past week has really been crazy. I have been more aware of the little man kicking me at all hours of the day and night. Mostly at night and he keeps me awake. But I love to just sit still and feel him move around. Not especially when he kicks my bladder when I just peed 5 minutes ago.
I went to a movie a few nights ago. It was a pretty scary movie and he did NOT like it at all. He was in defense mode and my stomach was hard as a rock. Then he kept kicking and moving around a lot. I really can feel how he feels and I know he feels how I feel. Its amazing how me and this little being inside me can bond so closely. But needless to say that is the last scary movie I will see while I am pregnant. I went to the dr. on tuesday and had a very quick ultra sound. But he said that the baby looked fine. And no damage from the accident. I go back for another ultrasound on February 26. He said that he wants to measure my placenta. Im not really sure why but he said he wants to make sure that me and the baby are growing like we should be. He said that I have gained the exact amount of weight that I should be. Even though I feel like I am huge! I am at 146 lbs. But he says that is good! Its just not the 110 lbs that I am used to.
Ill keep you updated about things that are going on with the baby! I have so much to talk about and this is where I can share it with all of you. LOVE YOU ALL!

This week you're carrying about 10.5 inches and 10.5 ounces of solid baby-miracle-goodness! Their little delicates bones continue to ossify and toughen while their itsy bitsy finger and toe pads are finishing up. Your little monkey now has teeth buds, although they’re hidden beneath the gum line. And finally! Their limbs have reached their relative proportions—no more alien baby! Their cute pink lips are more defined, and might be helping out in a bit of prenatal thumb-sucking. If you have a little boy, then their tiny testes are descending, though they have not yet passed the abdominal wall. What’s more, eyelashes and eyebrows are also visible. At this point, your little one really looks like a miniature baby—and we do mean miniature as your little swimmer currently weighs a mere eighth of their final birth weight. With half the pregnancy behind you, the most significant gains are yet to come!
And how's mom doing? Not that we need to tell you, but your baby may sometimes seem like a kick-boxer in training with no appreciation for your exhausted-pregnant-momma sleep needs. Still, before you start yelling at them to calm it down in there, remind yourself that your busy baby really have no idea if you’re rolling If you have already enrolled in a Lamaze course, consider coupling it with either a swimming or yoga course (or both!) out of bed or cozying up to your partner for a good nights rest. Unfortunately for your sleep schedule, your little independent thinker will continue to operate on their own time table throughout the rest of the pregnancy. And you thought rebellious behavior only started around puberty!
Have you enrolled in a Lamaze course yet? The now-renowned courses teach various alternative birthing and breathing techniques, not to mention the oh-so-valuable lessons involved with natural pain management. (Visit http://www.lamaze.org/Default.asp for more information.) If you have already enrolled in a Lamaze course, consider coupling it with either a swimming or yoga course (or both!). Both forms of exercise focus on controlling your breathing (a large part of the Lamaze philosophy), while at the same time increasing blood flow, strength and flexibility. What’s more, many yoga studios and swimming pools cater to pregnant women (and couples) offering low impact sessions perfect for you and your partner.

1 comment:

Artsy Fartsy Mom said...

a loves you Sue. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!