Monday, November 24, 2008

Movement and other baby updates

As of this past Saturday I am officially at 22 weeks. I can't believe I still have another 18 +/- weeks to go! This 40 weeks for a pregnancy is a killer. I've been pregnant for like 6 months already and have 4 more to go! And of course most people think that a pregnancy is 9 months so every time I say I'm due at the end of March I get a weird look like, "You look pretty big for 5 months" and "Haven't you been pregnant for a really long time?"

According to my weekly pregnancy update the baby is now the length of a spaghetti squash. Um, what the hell kind of vegetable is that? Mommy, Esq's husband used to feature the vegetable or fruit of the week in their meals. How cute is that?

Spaghetti Squash - yum?!?

I should also expect to start seeing stretch marks (every woman's dream) and experiencing leg cramps. The coolest thing so far is that I'm pretty sure I felt the baby move for the first time last night. Either that or it was a really bad case of indigestion! It's taken me a long time because apparently I have an anterior placenta which makes it harder to feel movement from the fetus. But now that she's the size of a spaghetti squash she's big enough kick around the placenta. It kind of felt like a muscle spasm. But it needs to happen again so that I can be sure. I had some ice cream last night so I guess that means I'll have to sacrifice myself and do it again tonight...

I have another ultrasound tomorrow because the technician couldn't get a good picture of the heart during the anatomy ultrasound. I better not hear that it's now a boy because I've spent way too much money on a feminine nursery!


Natalie said...

okay, i have to admit I don't think you should include in your weekly menu the items that your baby is relative to in terms of size, it makes me feel funny. Just because she may be the size of an avacado one week doesn't mean you should have guacamole, it seems somehow wrong. You should, however, get excited about the fact that the bigger the baby is, the more you can justify eating because you really are eating for two!!! I heard a name the other day and thought of you: Willow. Okay, it was a movie starring Val Kilmar and it does go along the fantasy route but I thought it was different and wondered if you like it?

Donna said...

Through two pregnancy, I never got stretch marks. I did get a strange colored belly button, but no stretch marks (the color went away after about 6 mos post-partum). Congrats on feeling the little one!

Stacey said...

Willow was actually on my list but not Jeremy's so it didn't make it to the finals. I actually really like it because of "Buffy TVS". Even if they did ruin the character in the last two seasons. Let that be a warning to all TV producers - don't ruin a show by keeping it on the air too long.