What's Baby Up To?
- She's yawning, hiccuping, sucking and swallowing.
- She's twisting, rolling, punching and kicking. (This is beginning to sound like a Dr. Seuss book!)
- Her soft cartilage-like bones are starting to harden.
- She has developed unique fingertips on her fingers and toes.
Also during our ultrasound last week, she was a little wiggle worm! We could see her kick, kick, kicking those strong little legs of hers (a future member of the drill team kick line?). She also kept opening and closing her little hands and moving them up by her face. It was adorable! We have it on dvd if you're interested! :)
Aside from the sonogram images of her dancing around my tummy, I can finally FEEL her move! It's not often, and it's not a strong feeling, but every now and then I can feel her tapping against my lower abdomen. One day she did it after I raised my voice at my noisy 2nd period! Perhaps I was disturbing her beauty sleep!
Here are a few snapshots of our little princess (some images are a little blurry due to her movement):
Symptoms: Feeling pretty good! Occasionally I get bad headaches - which is supposedly common during the second trimester. I feel more bloated and crampy than I have in previous weeks. Mason says it's because I am full of fluids, which is probably true (he must have been reading up on his daddy-to-be book)!
Weight Gain: Up about 5 or 6 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight, which is still pretty low I guess. Just read in a book I should have gained 10-13 pounds by now. My doctor said I'm fine though! In other news, the baby bump has finally made it's appearance this week! My teacher friends are now commenting on it. Although none of my students have said anything to me so it must not be overly obvious yet. Plus, I mainly wear flowy tops, so I guess it makes it harder to tell. I plan to tell them next week before we get out for Christmas!
Cravings: Today it was french fries! :) But daddy just got us some for dinner, so we're good now! :)
Well that's all for this week! I'll work on a belly pic for next week's update! :)
22 weeks to go!