Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The baby in my belly

She's dancing. Maybe doing karate. Or gymnastics. I'm certain it's something that will get her into the Olympics in about 16 1/2 years.

Today at the midwife appointment, everything went well. I still have a UTI and my midwife said I really need to take acidopholus and fish oil, and I need to drink a minimum of 2 litres of water a day (holy peeing all the time, batman! - she said that once the UTI is gone I will actually pee less often, hooray!).

Anyway, the baby in my tummy has been super duper active. I started really feeling her as early as 16 weeks and she's very regularly kicking my guts to expand her space.

So today at the appointment I told Becky (midwife extraordinaire) about all the movement. She said one of her daughters kicked her appendix so much that she had to have it removed - during the pregnancy.

When Becky put the thinghy on my belly to get the heart rate, baby kicked the machine. It took Becky a good 10 minutes to get a total of about 4 seconds of heart beat. Kid was everywhere!

I know they say you feel your second baby more because you recognize it better, but I swear Felix was a lump on a log in comparison. Little bundle of Olympic potential.

7 comments:

Succubus and Saint said...

Wow, Becky's daughter sounds like she could have been named Renesme.

Dirtius Wifius said...

I was thinking the same thing...

CarrieAnne said...

Stop drinking Caffeine. You're keeping the kid up and giving her a rush! Only warm milk from now on! ;-)

CarrieAnne said...

You are both up too late! *I say this in my "mom" voice* GO TO BED!!!

Bethany said...

It's funny... each little fetus develops their own personality. David was my "tap dancer" - I'm telling you, he could have given Gene Kelly a run for his money, he was so lively and quick - and Nora was a yoga queen... stretching long, far, and wide, but never super fast.

It never gets old, though. I missed feeling the movements on the inside as soon as the babies were born. I hope your little one doesn't keep you up at night too much, though!

Shauna said...

Liam's a kicker too. Maybe our little ones can start a family soccer league or something? I actually got my first kick around 14 weeks which I hear is pretty early. Last night I actually felt the kick once from the OUTSIDE. Now that was wild. I can't wait for that to be a more regular occurrence so that Jesse can feel it too.

Becca said...

Maybe i'm a little too young for this kinda stuff....
-Becca your neice and lover of sleep