Wobble, wobble

BTW, that last post was #100 for the blog.  My how the posts do fly!

So, aside from the big sex reveal at the end of our sonogram, yesterday’s OB appointment was short and uneventful.  I’ve gained 12lbs since before pregnancy, which is just fine.  Though I will let you all in on the fact that 5 of those lbs climbed aboard in the last 10 days.  Thanksgiving anyone?  Other items of interest:

  • I should be totally fine to travel by air over Christmas.  This is good, because we already have the plane tix and hotel.  It will be our last vacation before Cupcake’s arrival.   Miami, here we come!
  • At this point, there is no reason to believe that I will be unable to have a vaginal delivery.  This was a concern because my mother was told very early on that her pelvis was too small to give birth, even to a 5lb baby.  The OB assured us that she’d already done an internal exam and that my pelvis was a totally acceptable shape and size.
  • We got a few more details of what to expect with the RhoGam shot.  They will give me a referral and I will have to go to the hospital to get it. Boo.
  • We mentioned our tentative plan of delivering at the birth center located at a neighboring hospital.  The OB joked that we were breaking up with her and we assured her that we are thrilled with the care we have been receiving, but that a hospital birth isn’t our 1st choice.  After assuring her that the birth center is located adjacent to the hospital (only a short wheelchair ride away) she gave her approval.  She did try to convince us that the hospital where she delivers would be able to accommodate most of our labor desires, but my biggest issue is the IV or Hep-loc, which they really won’t forgo.  We told her that we plan to stay with her until after my 28 week screenings and tests.  They have no problem transferring records to ensure continuity of care.

The biggest news is that as of this week I am feeling Cupcake move, which was a big relief to Strawberry before our ultrasound.  The best way that I can describe the feeling is the wobble of a Jell-o mold deep inside my uterus.  These jiggle jiggle feelings are getting stronger each day.  I’m now looking forward to the day when Strawberry can feel them, too.

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9 responses to “Wobble, wobble

  1. Wow, that’s really exciting. I can’t wait to feel the baby move. I did feel some butterflies, but not in a while, and I don’t know if it was real or not. Congrats on everything.

  2. SOOOOO cool… go little fella go… little jello cupcake 🙂

  3. wishinghopingpraying

    That is amazing. I can’t even imagine…

  4. Oh how I long for that day! How amazing–it’s about to get a lot more fun (and real?) from here on it, I think.

  5. So glad that everything went well! And Strawberry will be able to feel the movements soon! And pretty soon she will sit with her hands on your belly and laugh wth every movement. It is such an amazing time!
    When I first started feeling movement and thought S could feel it too I kept calling her to my belly and she wouldn’t feel anything and we would both be disappointed. But then it happened one night….three strong kicks that she felt too. And she looked at me and said,” you’re not doing that?”

  6. I’m so happy that everything with the scan went well and it’s so cool that you’re now feeling him moving around – awesome!

  7. I can’t imagine anything more thrilling than feeling your baby move inside.

    Sounds like great news all around!

    Much love to you both and your darling boy.

  8. That is wonderful about feeling the baby move. Jello-mold, ha! 🙂

  9. Yay for moving babies! S will definitely feel the baby move, but probably not for another month or so. I first felt Noah move when my wife and I were sitting at our apartment complex pool. I’m sure everyone wondered what we were doing while I sat there rubbing her belly. Later in the pregnancy, I got our son to move around by putting a little flashlight up against the belly! So cool!

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