Hey there belly, where’d you come from? We’ve definitely had some growth this week. Up until this point, I kept wondering when my belly would “pop” and now I think it’s safe to say that I have. One thing that has actually bothered me during my pregnancy so far is people saying how small I look. I’m not a “small” person by any means, I’m 5’7 and the “smallest” weight I can ever remember being in my adult life is 145. The comments usually go something like this: “You’re still so small!! when I was x amount of weeks I already clearly showing!” Well good for you. Honestly, what is the proper response to that? I just end up feeling awkward and saying “Well there’s a baby there!” And walking away. I’m sure as I get further along and the little one keeps growing I will hear, “Oh my gosh you’re so huge!” haha! People!
What’s up with the baby this week? Our little one has blossomed into a mango this week. Baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and is about 6 inches in length. The BIG thing this week is sensory development. The brain is designating special areas for taste, smell, hearing, touch and sight. The baby’s arms and legs are becoming more proportionate to its body and hair is starting to sprout on its little head! If it’s a girl, hopefully she’ll have my curly hair (which has become even crazier as this pregnancy progresses). But if she’s anything like me when I was born, she will be bald…and white.
How I’m feeling? I’ve been feeling awesome! I’ve been enjoying the little flutters and flips that the baby is doing in there. I’ve got a little gymnast on my hands 🙂 I notice a lot more movement after I drink really cold water or when I’m singing or talking. Right now, the baby’s going absolutely crazy in there and I love it. I can’t wait until I can put on hands on my belly and feel real definite kicks. Today, when hubs and I were eating I was drinking some water and the baby started fluttering around and he put his hands on my stomach and could feel movement too. I’m also going through a need to nest phase right now. I’ve been cleaning our apartment and taking a white trash bag to everything that we do not need. I think LC and I are going to start registering for stuff this week since that’s the only thing we can do since we’ll be moving before the baby’s born. We’re doing a registry on Amazon and at Babies R Us. Any must have registry items? Help a first time mom out! Next week, we have THE BIG ultrasound! I’m excited to see our little bambino for a full hour. Mom and my sister are coming with us to see the baby as well. They’re just as excited even though we’re NOT finding out whether it’s a boy or girl.
I can’t believe how quickly time is going. We started talking about the stages of labor in our Bradley Method classes this past week and everything just became so real to me. Yes, I realize I’m pregnant with a baby and I’ve been enjoying it every step of the way, but eventually this baby is going to have to come out and the thought of it kind of terrifies me a little bit. Baby can just stay put for another 20 weeks or so 🙂