I am 19 weeks, the big ultrasound is next Wednesday (eep!) and I finally felt real, sustained, movement from that little baybay in there!
I have been feeling the little *poofs* of "Wait! Was that something? That was something! Oh, it's gone." for weeks, but last night after I got home from teaching my night class, I felt *tap tap tap tappity tap* in there, and it lasted long enough to get Jeremy to feel a few of the stronger ones! Yay baby!
I had been having a really hard time the past few weeks because the nausea was pretty much gone but I hadn't been able to feel movement, and you can convince yourself of some pretty crazy things when you are hormonal. I mean, I could just be FAT, right? Are we SURE I'm pregnant? Well, the actual baby kicks and the picture below provide us with the evidence we need.
For about five weeks now, I have also been concerned because I was so much smaller than I was in my first pregnancy. That changed in the past week. This was a week of growing and stretching and OHMYGOD kid, couldn't you just grow in tiny increments instead of these big spurts? If he/she is on schedule, that little Baby X is probably now about six inches from head to rump (Ha. Rump.). You go, Baby X!
In other random update news, I have been trying SO HARD to just not think about baby names since it will be much less of a brain pain once we learn the gender and can focus on girl or boy names, but I just can't stop myself. I have been obsessing.
Also, I don't want to get presumptuous or anything, but if this baby comes early like Josie did (and there's a good chance of that), then I am more than halfway to the 37 week mark (when J made her appearance). Woot!
One week left to log your gender predictions! I put it on my facebook status too, and only like five people guessed. I guess my friends and family are all hiding me on the newsfeed because I talk about Josephine too much. :)
Okay, I guess that wasn't the shortest update of all time AT ALL, but it was short for a verbose lady such as myself.