Monday, November 12, 2012

...sixteen weeks...

Today was our sixteenth week prenatal appointment. Everything looked and sounded strong. Babies heartbeat was 156 bpm.
I have always wondered what I would look like with a pregnant belly and now I am beginning to see. I am starting to gain a little weight, which surprisingly is okay with me because I know our baby is growing and for the most part, healthy. I plan to start posting weekly photos to document the babies growth - we will see how well I hold up with that. this point, here is what I can share...
how far: 16 weeks
maternity clothes: still fitting into my pants with a belly band, however, my girlfriend Erica just handed down all her maternity clothes - I will soon be in them. 
sleep: sleep is very difficult for me right now. I have always been a belly sleeper. sleeping on my side keeps me tossing and turning all night and with many lower backaches in the mornings.
best moment this week: hearing the babies heartbeat
cravings: lots of sour things - lemonade, sour skittles, sour patch kids, warheads
belly button: in
movement: very little - that I am able to feel

Monday, November 5, 2012 movement...

I believe I felt the babies first movement on Thursday, November 1.  As most of you know, I am a teacher. We were doing a movement activity during our morning meeting to get the kids wiggles out, and then it happened. Suddenly I felt a tiny flutter in my belly. As though I had a butterfly in there that was trying to get out. As I talked with Donna and some other teachers, it was brought to my attention that this was no ordinary feeling...the baby was moving! There are no words to express the joy that overcame me. This was one of my first "real" mommy moments. Now, I am patiently waiting for the next.