Bryan is Here!!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Well Shoot!

Here I go again letting 2 weeks pass without posting!  SORRY!!!!

Things have been pretty hectic on the real life front and pretty quiet on the Baby front since our scan 2 weeks ago.  I have my next general checkup this afternoon, and other than that I really only have one piece of baby news...

HE MOVES!!!!!!

That's right, I'm actually feeling for-real movement.  It started late Sunday evening with just 3 or 4 kicks in about 5 minutes, and then nothing.  Yesterday after dinner, there it was again.  And now today, it's been a non stop bubbling in my belly!  I absolutely LOVE it!  But it's also making it VERY hard to concentrate!

I have to admit, I've been really wondering what it was going to feel like, and I think I've come up with the perfect description.  Think about heating up a thick, creamy soup on the stove top (like broccoli cheese or something).  No imagine what it looks like as it comes to a slow boil and those bubbles rise to the top and join together and then just POP! come through the thick surface of the soup.  That's what all these little kicks and punches feel like.  Soup bubbling in my gut.  And all of them are below my belly button (no real surprise since my uterus isn't really any higher than that yet.)  I've been trying to count, but I keep getting distracted and losing track. 

In other news I have a feeling the doctor is  not going tobe happy with me today.  If the scale at home is correct, I've gained nearly 5 pounds in the last week since coming off the met.  YIKES!  Guess we now know why I haven't been putting on much weight.  My 15-20 pound max gain seemed so attainable until this morning :-(  Hopefully we can get things back in check, but it looks like I'll be going back on the low amylose diet.  I've really been enjoying my potatoes too. *pout*  Oh well, all for my little man.

Finally, if you're the praying type, please add Paige to your prayers.  She was due the same week as I am and lost her baby this weekend due to a ruptured amniotic sack.  I have to admit it scared the &$(% out of me to read that this weekend, and I can only imagine what she is going through right now.  I know how devastated I was to lose a baby at just 6 weeks, I can't imagine going 20 and then having this happen.  She's understandably having a really rough time right now and has totally lost her faith in G*d, and could really use some extra prayers.

I'll update with stats and a survey after my Dr appt.


  1. I freaked reading about paige as well! A little too close too home. I liken the movement to muscle twitches, although as it gets stronger, it's hard to call it that anymore...

    Happy Halfway, buddy!

  2. Don't worry about the weight gain, Nicole--four to five months is the WORST for weight gain until the very end. If it makes you feel better, I gained 12lbs in 5 weeks this time around during that time frame. :) And don't worry about your baby boy, he's not going anywhere! Enjoy those kicks...even though I'm ready to have this baby, I will miss the closeness and feeling him/her move.


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