- On Sunday evening Jarrod and I were on the couch watching TV and relaxing. I had my laptop in front of me and I was working on uploading pictures. While I've felt small movements, I've not felt anything earth-shattering from the baby. This week the cartilage skeleton is turning to bone and I'm hopeful to begin feeling bigger movements soon. On the couch, I felt a big movement, almost like a twitch, but coming from the inside - right in the center of my belly! Hello, Beignet!
- Jarrod, his brother, his brother's girlfriend, our sister-in-law, and I were eating at Subway. It had been a very long and hot evening and we were gross and dirty. I scarfed down my sandwich, chips, and cookie. As everyone was finishing up, Jessica said, "I'm too full for these chips." Will responded, "Yeah, I can't eat my chips either." Jarrod piped in, having just finished his chips, "I'm going to save my brownie. I'm full." I conveniently took the last sip of water from my water bottle as everyone turned to look at me. I ate everything and still wasn't stuffed. We all laughed. I wasn't hungry, but the baby was STARVING!
- I've been feeling little baby twitches for the past few weeks. They are getting more frequent now and I'm dying for Jarrod to feel them. On the couch the other night I made Jarrod sit with his hand on my belly for 30 minutes. Nothing. The next night we do the same. Jarrod puts his hand on my belly and the baby stops. He decides that it must be a girl. She's already his little girl. "Aww, there's my daddy! I'm going to take a nap."
- At church on Sunday our pastor (who ADORES children and loves that we're pregnant!) mentioned Psalm 139 and how a baby is being knit together in my womb right now. He was excited and went on about my new "pooch". People giggled and I probably turned red. He is so sincere and was definitely not making fun of me - he has absolutely nothing but excitement and joy for Jarrod and I. Then he said that the "pooch" is not from nachos - it's actually a baby! I was so embarrassed my head dropped into my hands as I laughed. Of course our video crew caught me and it was shown to the congregation. Completely awesome and definitely something I can laugh about today and in 10 years. (Note: You can watch it here and fast forwarding to 23 minutes 40 seconds.)
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Pregnancy Memories: Volume 2
In an effort to remember as much as possible, here's a random stream of thoughts about this pregnancy.