i can’t get that phrase outta my head! ever since i read it in a book or email earlier on in my pregnancy…. i dedicate this titled post to my brother Danny, who would mention the fungus among us anytime he could (mushrooms, anyone?)
i think most everyone reading this blog has had a child already, so you know about the fundus. for the maybe 2 of you—- that’s where they measure your belly.
i was excited to finally have it measured yesterday…. since that phrase has run thru my head. and i’m happy that it’s right on target! 23cm for 22+ weeks.
i was more excited to hear the heartbeat yesterday. it’s been a month… and that’s the proof i have that little bean is growing inside. Heather said heartbeat sounded good & strong. which was a relief to me.
i wouldn’t say i’ve been worried or stressed, but definitely preoccupied by the fact that i am still not feeling LB in any consistent way. i felt it a looong time ago. then not for a good while. then it started to be more regular. & as soon as i found a pattern, it didn’t come again. i know that i will be complaining about too much movement soon enough- so i don’t want to rush things. but it’s the only connection i have w/ this little bean living inside of me. it’s the only way i know LB is saying “hi”.
Heather reassured us that it’s normal… at about 28 weeks i can expect consistent movement. ok. don’t wanna rush it.
there’s lots to prepare for. we were on a roll for about a month or so. but now w/ work picking up so much for me, it was quite difficult even finding time for a childbirth class! and i had several weekends to choose from.
we’re more than half-baked. i wish i had posted on week 20. i also wanted to eat half-baked ice cream (yum) but my mother-in-law made us dessert when we were in greenville. brownies w/ vanilla ice cream (yum!).
sadly, we comment on how quickly this is going. i know it’s just gonna get quicker. i’m enjoying what i can…. i still have been quite lucky. all’s well so far!