Merry December 24th

First of all, happy holiday of your choice! 

We celebrate Hanukkah here at chez Strawberry and Nutella.  We hosted a little party for our parents on Monday night.  6 people is the max we can host for a seated meal in our row house, and that’s only if someone sits on a leather storage cube, as we only own 5 chairs.  Latkes and mini chocolate souffles were a success, gift exchanges were a success.  But Cupcake was being shy.  For the last few weeks he has been quite active at predictable times of the day, such as after dinner.  We were looking forward to having the grandparents-to-be feel and see the kicking.  But despite our best efforts (including me laying flat on my back and poking the belly gently) he refused to “perform”.  Of course, about an hour after they left he was back to his old tricks.  Oh well, all in good time. 

We have noted that his movements have changed since the weekend.  Before, we felt things on either the right or left about 3 inches in from my hip bones.  Now however, we are feeling him VERY low (too low for company, actually) and in the middle.  We suspect that he’s managed to shift himself into a head up, feet down position.  Which is fine for now, but we certainly hope he decides that head down and feet up is far better sometime in the next 15 weeks!

Tomorrow we are off to sunny Miami for a few days (our last vacation before the arrival of Cupcake).  If they aren’t too embarrassing, there might be preggo bikini pictures when we get back.  Oh, and ya’ll better have some BFP’s and some birth announcements at that time, ok?

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5 responses to “Merry December 24th

  1. have a WONDERFUL time in miami!

  2. Happy Holidays and have a great trip!

    The babes know when we want them to perform and then they don’t. Sometimes I feel a lot of pressure around this.

    When we were with family at the beginning of November I was so hoping for some great movement and of course there was none for the great-grandmother and the grandmother. Late at night, I had already “gone to bed” but sister-in-law, brother-in-law and his girlfriend were all hanging out in our room and I was totally relaxed and they all got to see and feel some good movements, it was a really fun and special moment.

    I also find eating and drinking sweet things can kick him into high gear…orange juice is pretty good at this.

  3. Happy Hanukkah! Have a great time in Miami.

  4. Hope you have a great vacation! Bikini pics would be great. When else can you be sexy in a bikini with a big belly poking out over the top? Happy Hanukkah.

  5. Hope you girls have a nice relaxing vacation! Sounds like your lil guys already has a mind of his own! 🙂

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