Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Baby Thye is 16 weeks old!

So the most exciting thing that has happened to me thus far has been feeling the baby move. I am not sure if I will always feel the way am I now when he is kicking into my ribs at 9 months, but so far it has just been divine. It is like he is coloring on the walls on my uterus, his hands and feet are just so tiny. It is really is amazing. Here is a picture of how big the baby is right now.



Judging from this picture I am assuming my baby is also facing outward. Either that or his head is on my left side and his feet on my right. I feel the little tickling all over the middle and right side of my tummy. My mom told me that Grandma Mackie used to say it felt like little butterfly wings flapping inside the uterus, and boy was she right! Plus, our baby is either going to be an Olympian or ADD because he moves all the time. When I don't feel him move I stress out thinking something is wrong. Especially if I am cramping. But every time I get that way I feel the little butterfly wings and sigh. It is all okay! I just can't wait until Josh can feel too.

On another note, I am recording a special on National Geographic called "In the Womb". It airs on February 28th. So if you are at all interested (for all my preggo friends out there) watch it. My friend Grecthen said she kept it on her TIVO until Grace was one and a half it was so good!

Lastly, I am scheduled for the 19 week ultrasound. Josh and I go in on March 5th at 4:30 to see if we are indeed having a little him or a her. So if you haven't yet, vote now. We will see who really wins (no saying I told you so if you don't vote!) I just can't wait until we know so I can register, pick nursery furniture out, name the thing, and start having showers planned for either or. Those things, and looking pregnant, have really started getting me excited. I guess God's timing is always perfect. If I would have known sooner I would just be anxious to have the baby in my arms and not my stomach.

7 comments:

Jen said...

When I stressed if the baby hadn't moved in a while, I would use our heart listener (doppler) to hear the baby's heart beat. Definitely reassured me. :o) It's probably too small to hear right now but I used it alot later in my pregnancy.

Josh and Jenni said...

My girlfriend Kim has one of those. Did you get the one like the doctors used or the one from Babies R Us?

Mairvin and Pals said...

Cliff asked me what it felt like when the baby moved and I said it felt like falling in love. Cliff told me that was queer and I told him to shut up.

Sarah said...

That "In the Womb" show is awesome. Also go to www.pregnancy.org/fetaldevelopment and it shows actual pics of what your baby looks like. I looked at that website everyday while prego.

It is a girl. I already voted but just wanted to say it again. Don't worry about the movement thing- you are fine now, and the doctor will tell you when to start doing a kick count.

IF you buy one of those things, they don't always get the heartbeat (the doc couldn't even find Matthew's at one appointment) then you really freak out...just my opinion. Just trust that everything will be fine- otherwise you might obsessively freak out over nothing.

Mairvin and Pals said...

Gotta agree with Sarah on this one. Being calm and confident is the best thing you can do for baby and for you. I never got one of those things cause I knew I'd never put it down

K. D. said...

I agree with the others, don't worry when you don't feel baby moving - it often sleeps when you're awake because it's rocked to sleep by all your movements. You'll see when it gets bigger, as soon as you get settled in bed at night and stop moving, baby will WAKE UP and spin circles in there!

Josh and Jenni said...

Can I just say that it is one of the highlights of my day to read what you gals write. Thank you!