Moving right along!
I’ve been a terrible blogger as of late, but I swear it’s for good reason. We’ve had a lot going on in the nursery lately, including me sewing up custom curtains made from shower curtains (what? We didn’t like any regular curtains!) and some blackout shades. Matt hung up the curtain rod, so I really need to get crackin’ on these curtains. It’s tough when you don’t have a sewing machine, though!
And of course, there were the holidays and all that. I hope y’all enjoyed your New Year’s celebrations and that 2013 is just plain AWESOME.
Plus, you know. Growing a baby. LOL
Last time I gave a weekly update on Kit’s progress, I was 16 weeks along. Now it’s two months later, and there have been SUCH amazing strides since then! He’s so much bigger than before, which means I am as well. He’s also moving much more, though I learned I have an anterior placenta that’s higher up, so I don’t feel a lot around or above my belly button. I believe he’s head down, though, as I feel hiccups all the time… sometimes at my ass! Now THAT is a weird feeling.
Matt has been able to feel Kit pretty regularly from the outside, too. Sometimes he’s stubborn and won’t do anything if he feels a foreign hand on my belly, but he’s getting used to Matt’s, it seems, as Kit now sometimes plays with his fingers.
The other day, Matt got to feel not only kicks, but Kit himself! Matt was rubbing my belly as I was lying on the couch one evening, and suddenly he says he can feel Kit! Not, like, kicking… but his actual body! I didn’t believe him at first, so Matt insisted I feel, and when I did, there was definitely a little appendage or something. I think it was a leg.
I’ll admit that, as cool as it was, it freaked me the fuck out, too. As much as I thought seeing him on an ultrasound or feeling him move or anything else during this pregnancy has made it feel “real”, none of those even compare to feeling a limb and knowing for a fact that he’s in there.
… that’s fodder for another post, right there.
So anyway, all else is good! I’m on track for weight gain (as much as I hate it), for my overall health, and for Kit’s health and well-being. Our next step is for me to get tested for gestational diabetes on 5 February, which should be oh so fun. Fortunately, no glucose drink for me… my midwives allow a banana and either apple or orange juice instead!
And on we press, to the third trimester and beyond…