Baby update!

by michelle on May 21, 2010 · 1 comment

I haven’t really felt like doing a regular update on my pregnancy and forthcoming kid – I mean, I’m pregnant, my belly is growing, and my kid is growing and we’re cleaning out what will be the nursery and making registries (and obsessing over registries.  Ok, I’M obsessing over registries) and talking baby showers and names and cribs and dressers and diapers and clothes lines (yay!) and Chris finally felt the little boy moving around in there the other night.

Oh, and did I mention, I’m just a few days away from the Third Trimester?  And we started childbirth classes?  And my sister has finished making adorable invitations to a shower in honor of this kid.  I can’t wait to meet him.  I know that it’s all over the place just how attached you become to the little baby inside you when you’re pregnant, and how light it makes your heart when you can feel the baby kicking and punching and headbutting from inside.  But really, it’s been the most incredible experience so far, and I know that THE most incredible part is coming.  And birth sort of scares me, but as my doula friend keeps telling me, I’m made to do this.  And it’s beautiful.

So, baby boy is about 2 pounds and almost a foot long.  His ears are working, his eyes sense changes in light, his sense of movement is developing and he can tell up from down.  He breathes in and out the amniotic fluid to strengthen his lungs.  And he’s nice and cozy.

He’s also making me have to pee constantly, eat constantly, and the newest development?  I now grunt when I have to get up off the couch because I can feel my insides being mushed if I’m not careful.  It’s sexy.  You know what else is sexy?  The gas pains.  And crazy oily skin and hair.  And the fact that my feet hurt after standing on them for about 2 hours, even though I’ve never had a job where I could sit down and have been on my feet for 8 hours at a time my whole working life.  You’d think my feet would be ok, but they ache. Oh, and I swell really easily.  Water retention is fun, too.

Don’t get me wrong, these things sort of add up when you think about them, but I couldn’t be happier.  And I don’t mind being uncomfortable, or being a damn furnace at night, or feeling like a grease ball.  Yes, that’s what I’m going through, but it doesn’t really phase me.  It might sound like I’m complaining, but I’m really not.  Because I wouldn’t trade any of this.  Not even the cravings for meat that make me feel guilty.

I now squeal at cute baby things, and thinking about my friend who’s due with a little girl just a few weeks before this little boy’s ETA.  I get excited about Carter’s clothing outlets and Threadless Kids sales.  And tiny pants.

And it’s cute to have the husband looking out for me.  He now asks me if I’m drinking enough water and making sure I have things to eat around the house.

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Deanna May 23, 2010 at 2:39 am

Glad you’re hanging in there so well! Not much longer now. I had horrible swelling too…”shrek feet”, I called it. : ) I went a little nuts at the Carter’s outlet this past week, but those little clothes are so hard to resist. Enjoy registry-planning!

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