Sunday, November 02, 2008

6 Months and Counting....

I am now 23 weeks, which the book classifies as the beginning of the sixth month. I can hardly believe how the time has flown by! Of course, the second trimester is so much more enjoyable than the first that I have not been counting the days quite the way I was early on; I am just letting them come.

I suppose the biggest milestone of the second trimester is movement. I know that some people feel movement at 16 weeks and it was driving me crazy that I had not felt anything at my 4 month check-up. Finally, by the end of the 18th week, I was able to discern what was movement and not simply general tummy rumblings. Once I knew what to look for, it became more often and more obvious and now, every day. The most fun time is when I lay down in bed to go to sleep for the night. I don't know if it is because that is when I take my prenatal vitamin (water and nutrients headed his direction after not eating for a couple hours) or simply because I stop moving, but I can always count on that as our most active time. His movement that time of day is clearly discernible from the outside as well, so Allen has been able to feel it several times. SO fun!

Something new we have discovered this week is the ability to also kick/punch fairly strongly the other direction as well. Now that is weird. Something that would seem natural, but for some reason, I did not anticipate. And, of course, the most frequently kicked would be my bladder. Not fun. I knew that your expanding uterus would be sitting on top of your bladder and result in more bathroom trips, but I was not prepared for this, too. And to think as he gets stronger/bigger it will only get worse....The joys, the joys.

I must say, though, aside from this most recent exception, so far I have been pretty blessed. We do ask for continued prayers for health and strength for us both. As more new things come, we will share more of the latest!


Nanna and Gran'Pa said...

Such an exciting time! I know you are enjoying every minute....well most every minute. =-)
I'm glad you are doing well.

kelli said...

Aahhh- SO much fun. We're really excited for you and pray for your health and this little guy all the time!!

Tammie's Thoughts said...

We're so excited for you! Won't be long til that little darlin' will be in your arms! Got a note from Laura yesterday that Nigel has his first tooth!

Britty said...

Sarah!!! I didn't realize you were blogging lately or I would have been commenting this whole time!

OK - being as my husband is a chiropractor, I can tell you how crazy it is that your OB told you not to go to one! That is absolutely crazy! Seriously, being adjusted is nothing but GOOD for your body. My friends and I have all been adjusted throughout the pregnancy, and Brandon sees pregnant women all the time. You NEED to be adjusted. That "subluxation" (spot in your C6 that is pinched) will not get "unpinched" until you get it straightened and adjusted. A chiropractor is a doctor of the spine, so who would be better qualified to treat that?

If you want, Brandon can look up a reputable doctor to refer you to, because there are a lot of techniques out there, and some weird ones to be honest. I don't want you to be any more uncomfortable than being prego already is, so please take my word for it. It's perfectly safe.

Also, we missed you at lunch the other day too. Are you going to the reunion?

Sarah & Ben said...

So happy for you, Sarah. You look great! Enjoy this time, I'm sure everyone is telling you that, but it goes by so fast and if you're like me you'll instantly miss being pregnant! I hope all is well with you guys.