Saturday, April 24, 2010

Week 34

I just had another ultrasound this week. The doctors haven't been able to tell what position the baby is in (head up or down), and that'll be kind of important very soon. I was glad to find that the baby is indeed head down. The head is near my left hip, and then the body curves towards my right hip then up so Baby's bottom is under the ribs on my right side and Baby's legs are under the ribs on my left side.

So now the movements I've been feeling make a bit more sense. I sometimes feel tiny, sharp movements near my left hip, and those are from Baby's hands and arms. I feel larger kicks under the ribs on my left side, and those are from Baby's legs. I also sometimes feel the baby stretching its legs out, and that creates pressure up high on both sides. It's pretty cool to understand what I'm feeling.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Week 32

I just got home from my baby shower. I had a wonderful, exhausting time. I should have enough onesies to get me through the first three months just fine. And gift receipts so I can take stuff back if I decide I need something else. I also got lovely blankets, hooded towels, washcloths, rattles, sleepers, diapers, crib sheets, an adorable home-made quilt, a play center, and many other things. Everyone seemed to have a good time. I didn't get to spend as much time as I'd have liked with people that I don't see enough as it is, but it was still very nice.

It's so amazing to think that Baby will be here in just eight weeks or so, especially when we've been trying for almost four years. It's a little scary, now that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm actually going to be a mommy. It's frightening and exciting and miraculous. I would do anything for this baby, give up anything. I hope I'm a good mommy. This child deserves my best.