Apparently 20 weeks is the halfway point! I thought I passed the halfway point like two weeks ago. Geez it takes a long time. I was just looking at images of 20 weeks ultrasounds online and it is cool to see how unique the baby’s profile is in each ultrasound. I guess it is easy to think that all babies look alike at that point in development, but they really don’t.
This has been the week for starting to gather stuff in earnest, while attempting to keep a grip on what one REALLY needs for a baby. There’s so much stuff out there that looks cool or they make it seem like it will make your life so much more convenient or baby won’t be happy without one of these… Must keep it in perspective and always keep a watchful eye on Craigslist, that’s my new motto. I’m getting fantastic stuff in great condition for a fraction of the cost off there.
I have been feeling the movements and kicks regularly. Every time I tell Steve he puts his hand on my belly as quickly as he can and tries to feel but it’s too late. He is really disappointed each time, feeling like he was missing out on part of the experience. Last night he made a “pooch music mix” and put the headphones on my belly along with his hand. During the first song I thought I felt some movement but he didn’t feel it.
Then the Superman theme song kicked in and she started rocking it like a mexican jumping bean. Steve’s eyes widened in amazement and as soon as I saw him feel it I had the bizarre experience of not feeling like I was crying but tears were going out of both eyes, which seemed to have simultaneously sprung a leak like garden hoses. So we’re lying there, headphones and hands on the belly, I’m smiling calmly and tears are rolling down my cheeks while I feel her kicking against Steve’s hand. Welcome to the pregnant experience!
Baby likes Superman, definitely Steve’s daughter in there!
Apr 5th 2009pregnancy