Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's a Dance Party!

In my uterus. . . and you're all invited.

Okay, maybe not all of you. One baby is enough.

She has been kicking my cervix for a few weeks now. It's mostly a strange sensation that never really hurt, but felt oddly uncomfortable. Yesterday she kicked me hard (in the middle of class) and this one hurt! I shouted, "Ow" and 20 kids whipped their little heads around. I said, "Oh I'm fine." And by that time I was. It was a short, swift, stabbing pain. It was very similar to when your cervix gets hit during sex, but from the other side. I felt pretty sure that was all it was, but I called a nurse just to be sure. She confirmed what I thought.

How big is she? I'm only 23 1/2 weeks and it already hurts when she kicks. What am I in store for? She kicks me in the butt, the cervix, the belly button, the sides, everywhere.

I feel like she's freakishly strong for her age. I am so glad she's active, but I can't help from thinking, "What will the next several weeks be like?"

My next OB appt is Friday. I'll only be 24 weeks, but they are already making me take the glucose test. I really hope I don't fail (can't I just study for it?). I love carbs! I am completely addicted to them and no meal seems satisfying unless I've had them. Oh well, I guess we'll see what happens.

Here's the 23 week belly:






9 comments:

Ashley said...

THat's so funny;) Love the new pic.. you are so beautiful!!

Carrie said...

I love it! I am so glad she is active in there. I wondered the same things about how I'd deal as I got bigger, but honestly, after they are much bigger, they roll and shift, not so much sharp pains. So hang in!

Your belly IS SO CUTE!!! I am being asked to post a belly picture, which is ridiculously large considering I am ten weeks, but I guess since there are three, it's understandable. I hope I look as good as you!

Melody said...

It hurts worse when they are little b/c they have more room :) When she gets bigger she won't have enough room to kick you :)

Kristin said...

I love those belly shots! Good luck with the glucose test... I hope all goes well.

Infertility is Hard said...

I've been following your blog for a while, and I just noticed that you also did the long lupron protocol and didn't have enough follicle growth. I'm in that boat right now too. :-( I hope switching to the antagonist like you did yields the same results.

Sounds like you have one active baby in there. :-D I hope your pregnancy continues to go well. :-D

Ashley said...

Thanks for your comment. It made me feel better!!! Yes, we only have 9 days left...but I bet we go back a lot sooner than yall do. We go back on August 14th. When do yall go back? I'm SOOOO ready for summer;) My beta is Wednesday. I almost bought a test today but changed my mind...i'm just going to wait for the beta. I hope you have a wonderful week!!

PJ said...

OMG! Look at that belly!

And the Ally McBeal baby!!!

Technically there are 14 days left. There is an assistant that wears the number on her back on a big piece of paper, pinned on. No lie! I'm taking two of those days off for the FET (if she makes it through the thaw, crossing fingers). So yea, it'll fly by. The kids are done now anyway (mentally). State testing and field trips... and pretty much babysitting for the next few weeks.

Straubles said...

Yay for healthy baby girls! i think mine is going to be a gymnast---at 21 weeks she's constantly busy tumbling around in there which can be a tad uncomfortable at times! ;-) Congrats and I'm so excited to see other successful IVF'rs due around the same time!

Mandibula said...

You had better very far behind me! I wouldn't wish this on anyone! GL Friday! Can't wait to hear the details about the glucose test, I'm going in two weeks! Oh joy!