Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's that magical time-15 Weeks

Oswald is helping me out with the fruit of the week picture this week and technically that picture is a bit incorrect. Baby is about 4 1/2" long and that's the biggest orange I could find measuring in at only 3". My uterus (aka baby house) is about the size of a small my organs are having fun as they start to get a bit squished. Anyways...This week the baby is weighing in at 2-3oz. and is looking more and more human [yay!] The ears have moved from the neck area to the side of the head, which is good since a baby with neck ears would be weird. The eyes too have moved to the front of the face. One of the biggest changes is baby practicing his (or her) breathing movements, and the suck/swallow reflex.

As for me, I'm starting to actually feel a bit pregnant. My belly has finally popped forward and it is starting to grow. Every now and then, if I pay attention, I can feel some fluttering and yesterday I got to feel some rolling around. It's really neat to feel these tiny, almost imperceptible, movements and I can't wait for them to get stronger. Time seems to go a little quicker now, thankfully. I used to gaze longingly at the calendar date that marked the day we reached 15 weeks and now we are here. We go for our gender scan in ONE day! I have no idea how I am going to even sleep tomorrow night with how excited I am. I can't wait to have a name to call the little munchkin and be able to say "him" or "her" rather than "it". This will also be the first time we get to see the baby looking like a baby rather than an interestingly shaped blob. I'm super excited to see the 3D/4D images too, even though I know the baby will look a bit scary (they don't have fat, cute little cheeks yet!) I can't wait to actually see the baby. It's funny, I used to think I would love being pregnant and relish every second and now I find myself impatiently waiting for the delivery day. All I can think about is how much I want to hold him or her in my arms and be able to cuddle and love on them. Maybe I should stop watching "A Baby Story" but I just can't wait to hold our son or daughter. I wish our gestational period was the same as a dog (63 days) but I'm thankful I am not an elephant which is pregnant for 22 months...yeah and I whine about 9. Well that is it for today, and I shall sign off with this weeks bump picture. I'm getting brave and putting up a picture in my bikini instead of the white shirt I had been wearing. That white shirt doesn't quite go past my waist anymore because of the bump, so I'm going to switch to the bikini. Now that the bump is coming in more you can see it taking shape much better but please excuse the vampire white skin. I will of course be updating everybody on Friday so check back then, probably sometime in the evening!

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