Friday, January 27, 2006

Friday Afternoon Fun

You are Bettie Page

Girl next door with a wild streak
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Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Well, the glucose test came back fine so Yay! Of course, this week I've indulged in more sweet stuff than ever. LOL! Guess it's time to get back on track. :)

We had another u/s yesterday and all is loooking well. Baby is about 3 pounds and growing right on track. He's been "quiet" over the past day, though, which may be from getting worked over yesterday by the u/s tech. Trying to get measurements, etc the tech had a hell of a time because Baby was moving all over. Too funny!

I know that some complain that the kicks hurt, but I don't mind. They're a reminder that he's awake and ok.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

I'm finally starting to look pregnant now, instead of "fluffy" or "thick" LOL.

I've been kind of playing with Baby H for the past 10 minutes. He's pretty active right now and not only can I feel him moving around, I am starting to be able to see him move my shirt! Every time he'd move, I'd rub that spot on my belly and sometimes he'd move in that spot again. Of course, I'd rub back, etc. We've been doing this for almost 10 minutes. It's a trip, that's for sure.

I had to to the glucose screening test this morning. The "concentrated sugar" drink wasn't too bad, but man I was jittery afterwards. Poor Baby H was too! My whole belly was moving because he was sooo hyped up. I must've looked silly because while I was waiting to have a blood draw done, I was staring at my belly watching him go. From what I've read, he weighs just over 2 pounds and is about 15 inches long head to foot. That's very cool to think about, but I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that he fits inside me! It really does boggle the mind.

I was also thinking how fast this has gone. I'm in the last trimester and my appts are now every 2 weeks. I'm anxious for each one and thankful that I don't have to wait an entire month anymore.

I've pretty much written off work for the rest of the day. LOL. I'm having too much fun w/Baby H.

Thursday, January 05, 2006


I was thinking about baby being able to start hearing things now and possibly being one of "those" people who play music, etc to them in utero. Then I started thinking about how he may react to it, which then led me to remembering when I first felt him move around inside.

It was around the beginning of December and J and I were driving to his parents for a belated Thanksgiving. J had put Massive Attack in the CD player and sometime during the first two songs, I felt muscle spasms/flutters in my belly. It wasn't painful, but it was different from the gassy feelings everyone says you'll feel when baby starts moving. I was excited and freaked out at the same time. Excited to possibly be feeling baby, freaked out because there was indeed something growing in my belly that didn't require a trip to the bathroom!

I told J about it and we talked about it and various other things. Somehow, we got on the subject of playing music/reading to him as he grew, etc, etc. It was cool. We wondered what kind of music we should play and all that. We decided that Massive Attack might be a good option, since it got such a response from him already.

I've thought about playing it in my car on the way to work so see if I get a response from baby. Maybe I'll try different styles. Am I bad for "toying" w/my child before he's even born?! LOL!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

4 1/2 Months to Go

Baby H is moving around quite a bit now. Hell, last night we even saw him kick against my belly - which was kind of creepy as visions of "Alien" ran through my head! LOL!
I can tell he's getting stronger because I can feel him more often. It used to be that I had to be very still and focus on any movement in/around my belly. Now, just sitting here I can feel him moving around doin' his groove thing. :)

The infamous glucose test is coming up in 2 weeks. Not really looking forward to it and from what I've heard, no pregnant woman ever does. I've also learned that many "fail" the first one hour test and have to go back for a 3 hour test! I'm trying to eat well, but not too far off from how I've been eating already. As much as I don't want to deal with this, if I do end up getting gestational diabetes then I want to know so that it can be controlled. I'm hoping, hoping, HOPING that I pass the first test and don't have to eliminate my favorite sweet splurges!

After this month, I get to go to the DR visits every other week! I'm excited because
a) it means that I'm in the last trimester and that much closer to having Baby H in my arms and
b) I get to leave work for a while. Who doesn't love that!

It doesn't seem like I should be this far along already. Only 4 1/2 months to go. That is assuming my edd is accurate and I don't end up overdue.