Monday, April 30, 2007


So I am starting to feel some movement...what a strange and amazing feeling! To me it feels like light ticklish taps and sometimes a bit wiggly. Maybe he/she is doing somersaults in there. It's so exciting and cool to feel, and it really makes me realize that I am, in fact, somehow, having a baby. Whoa.


In other news, my belly is definitely an obvious pregnant belly and my OB confirmed last Thursday that being short has a lot to do with it. As she put it, a 7lb baby inside me would proportionally take up more of my total body mass than a 7lb baby inside her. (Not that it's 7lbs yet of course, but you get where she is going with it...). So that made me feel better as I seriously was starting to wonder if there was something weird going on! I guess I'm going to be a giant ball of belly by the end, with a head and some limbs poking out. I don't have any new belly pics yet but I'm planning to take some before Friday, so I'll post 'em next time.

And now for the downside of pregnancy...the endless farting! I seriously cannot stand it anymore, and for some horrible reason it doesn't really kick in until evening when G is home and gets to "enjoy" it along with me. UGH. I don't know what I'm going to do to make it more bearable, but there's got to be something. In the meantime, G has forbidden me to eat broccoli and I'm trying to keep beans to a minimum.

OH -- my big ultrasound has been moved to May 16th when I'll be just about 19 weeks. My doc would rather do it then since the baby will be bigger, and the only reason we were going to do it at 16 weeks was because we were considering having an amnio if the baby is a boy, since there will be a 50% chance he'd have hemophilia. But happy day, when I saw my doc last week she said the only reason to do the amnio at 16 weeks would be if we were thinking of terminating due to hemophilia, which we definitely wouldn't do. So instead, if it's a boy we'll do an amnio at 30+ weeks since if he did have hemophilia we'd possibly go straight to a planned c-section (less squeezing of baby). I'm so happy that we don't have to do it now, because I was really worried about m/c risk...hooray!

So, we have another couple weeks until we find out boy or girl -- definitely worth the wait for no amnio.

And on a related note, I finally got back the NT test results and everything is normal/good, so no need for amnio there either.

And I guess the last thing I want to say today is that I'm amazed every single day that I'm pregnant. I wake up in the morning and check to see that my belly is still there, and I look at it in the mirror every night before I go to bed. It just feels like a miracle.


Furrow said...

Congrats on the flutters. I look forward to that.

I hear you on the, um, digestive issues. Lucky for me, my husband has a terrible sense of smell, and besides, we have a perpetually gassy dog, so I just wait until he's under foot.

Hopeful Mother said...

I just felt my first flutters the other day too... very exciting isn't it??!!!

Would love to see your latest belly pics... I'm due to post a new one too.

Nickie said...

OH yay!!! Flutters are so much fun, just wait until it becomes full-fledged kicks, punches, and body rolls! Those are trippy! And since you're so small, you'll really be able to see them.

Hopefully the gas will pass soon (pun intended). Mine did let up eventually which is good b/c it was NAS-TY!

I hope you do update us before the May 16th u/s though, I want to see more pics!!

Carol said...

Yay for the flutters - that is so cool! I can't wait to see your latest belly pics.

I did find that carbonated stuff was contributing a lot to my gas - not sure if you're drinking much bubbly stuff, but if so, you might try cutting back. Otherwise I have no tips for how to get rid of it.

M said...

Yes-- the flutters. That's exactly what it felt like for me-- like someone tapping on the inside of my tummy! :)
You should read my birth story (october 2006) that goes hand in hand with your farting issues.