Tuesday, September 17, 2013

24!

Today I am 24 weeks pregnant! I know there are millions of things that could go wrong. I know that there are never any guarantees, but... The knowledge that there is a fighting chance for her if something were to go wrong and she came early gives me a great deal of peace.

When I first found out I was pregnant I was so selfish and overprotective of "my" baby, but I'm starting to let that go a lot more than I ever dreamed! I feel so overwhelmed with how many people have taken a sincere and active interest in our little one. I don't think I ever really stopped to consider how many people have been supporting us and praying for us through this journey, and every single one of them are overjoyed. I feel like all three of us are so loved and blessed. I can't help but share her. I let people rub my belly and I am quick to tell all her funny stories or entertain kind words and questions from people.

I feel great right now and I truly enjoy pregnancy. I'm sure people get tired of my giggling and my lack of focus. I spend a great deal of time with my hands on my belly or just watching it. This kiddo has a personality already and it is so much fun to experience. She loves her daddy. She always kicks and responds to him the moment he walks in the door and talks. She's also a sugar nut it seems. Anything sweet sends her into circus mode. She is also decidedly stubborn! She absolutely refuses to wiggle or kick for my mom which just cracks us all up. The moment my mom comes near, she freezes and will not move! She loves music and church too which makes me very happy. I am astounded by how much I already love her.

Due to my PCOS I had to have my one hour glucose test earlier than my doc normally does it. Unfortunately, I bombed it and had to go in for the three hour. I had eaten terribly the day before my one hour, so I worked hard to eat right and behave myself the week before the three hour test. Apparently I studied too hard because the test results came back and I was actually on the low low side of things. Just before my last blood draw I got really icky feeling and had a hard time walking to the room for the final draw. They made me eat and drink before I could get up. I finally got up, walked to the car and tested my sugar on my mom's unit. It was in the low 60s. Thank goodness I don't have to do that again!

I go next week for another ultrasound. She was a little stubborn stinker at our anatomy scan and there were a lot of things he couldn't see. I'm excited about even a tiny little peek at her again!

She has finally moved up out of my nether regions it seems and I have far too much fun watching her perform tricks for me. If I set something on my belly now, she will kick it and sometimes even bump it off (unless my mom is in the room). She also responds sometimes to me talking to her or resting my hand on my belly. She will squirm over and sort of push up against my hand sometimes which I love.

I know this post is a bit all over the place. I apologize for that. I just had a lot to tell you! If you can't tell, I'm a bit biased and head over heels with our little monkey!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Mine also goes statue like when my mom is around. She can be with me for a whole day, and there is hardly any movement at all. I might feel a little slither like she's trying to do it so slowly. And literally minutes after she leaves, the circus begins. My mom feels so offended because she has yet to feel or see any movement. I'm 31 weeks now, and it's pretty much always visable now. :)
Glad you are feeling much better! It sure goes by fast!