Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kick Me

So the baby is at 17 weeks this week, Thursday to be exact. Our next sonogram is on the 28th and we will be finding out the sex of the baby. I am so excited about knowing what our little Lima Bean will be - pink or blue - not to mention to finally be able to decorate and shop for real! However, the last few weeks I have been plagued with worry. Worry that I am sure is perfectly normal for all pregnant crazies out there, which is why I haven't really brought it up.

On May 1st, my last appointment and the beginning of the 14th week, I felt the baby kick. I know, I know, you're saying "Why that's impossible! All the books say 16-20 weeks for first kicks" and I say to you "Bugger off, my baby is an over-achiever!" I also think my baby was annoyed because a few hours earlier the doctor had been all mishy-mashy on my belly and I'm sure it was more irritating for her than I. When I felt the flutter, and it really is like a flutter - literally, like a little butterfly fluttering on the inside of your belly - it made me stop and say "Oh MY GOD" out loud in the car. And then I promptly called Miss Breezy and made her google baby kicking and such. Now, while I am convinced that it was a baby kick - I am freaking out a bit because I haven't felt a thing since then. Nothing but gas bubbles and indigestion. I'm freaking out because now we're at week 17 and my baby has decided to play mute. I am sure everything is fine, and that the baby is probably moving around in there but I'm just not feeling it. However, it has me worried and consumed with all these thoughts of what happened to my baby? Is everything okay? What the hell is going on?

My thoughts are either the baby is sitting very near the placenta, which is cushioning the kicks; Or, this layer of fat on my belly is really insulating! Either way, kick me dammit!

PS - Did anyone else notice how I called the baby a "her" - weird! Especially since I usually call the baby a "him." Does my subconscious know something?


Anonymous said...

It's a girl

Signed, Petini

Beckers said...

You've got the doppler thingie, right? If that sounds good, I wouldn't worry about the lack of kicking. Lima Bean still has a lot of growing and sleeping to do, so the little booger is probably just resting. Lima Bean will be kicking the hell out of you before you know it!

Breezy said...

I know what you mean about the kicking...I can't wait until that point so I know everything is ok. My friend Rachel didn't feel Sam kicking forever! They even did an extra ultrasound to check on him b/c she wasn't feeling it. He obviously was and is fine =) I did notice the girl reference...hmmmmm.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I did catch the "her" but thought you said that bc all babies are a her before any turn into a him.

I'm sure your over-achieving, super-star, mensa baby is fine. She's just chillin' and resting up before the really intesnse kicking begins.

T-ann said...

I just laughed so hard that my "bad ankle" started bouncing, dang you! That baby pic soooo looked like a squirrel. Bushy tail and all. I laughed soooo hard. And, um yes! I noticed right off you said "her". My vote is still that your having a girl. But I am waiting for u to prove me wrong. I just sooo love the girl name though, so I am bias. Ughh I need to BLOG!