Sunday, August 28, 2011

Under 15 Weeks To Go, And Counting!

Well, we're already over 25 weeks along, and getting close to the end of the second trimester.  While in one hand it feels like she'll never get here, time also seems to be flying by.  As you can see from the photo, my belly is growing at a rapid pace.  And I'm still feeling fantastic.

Just in the last week and a half or so, I've started feeling her movements inside of me.  If you read my last blog, I was only feeling her with my hand on the outside just a short time ago.  Now, however, I can totally feel her moving around in there all the time.  I've also seen my belly move with my own eyes from the outside.  She's an active baby and I'm loving these amazing sensations. 

I'll be seeing my doctor every two weeks until 30 weeks, then begin going weekly until the baby comes.  We're still unsure if I'll feel contractions when they happen, so they'll be monitoring things closely to be safe.  At last week's visit, we were both healthy and developing right on schedule.  If she's anything like her Mama, this little girl will take her time and come when she's good and ready.

Last week we received a package from our friends at Colours Wheelchair.  Jacob is getting concerned that I won't be as sturdy in the coming weeks and that I'll have a hard time catching myself if I lose my balance in a wheelie.  So, despite my protests, we now have some wheelie bars (that prevent me from flipping over backwards) that we can put on if that time comes.  I haven't worn wheelie bars since I was like 11 years old.  They're kind of like training wheels for someone who's a professional cyclist.  I'm going to feel like a total rookie with them on, but whatever keeps the baby safe is what I'm going to do.

Jacob and I are headed to the stores today to finish up our baby registries.  We've done a lot online, but there's some stuff that we just need to check out in person.  A baby sure comes with a lot of stuff!  It's all so exciting!

Thanks for reading.  Have a great week and as always, feel free to send me an email if you have any personal or more private questions I can answer!  I'm happy to share!

1 comment:

  1. How exciting for you two! You look amazing. Jacob is doing a great job at being the protective husband and soon to be father. Shawn was the same way with me. I couldn't even sit down unless he made sure I was going to be comfortable. I can't wait to see pictures of your babygirl, she's going to be so beautiful. I wish you two all the luck in the world. If you have any questions about anything baby, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm not an expert but I've had major experience with our four to pass along some tips. Love this blog.