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.