I saw you yesterday. The tech said you have long legs and everything looks great. She measured your bladder, some ventricle in your brain, the size of your head etc and I am so glad you are doing well. Heart rate was 153 bpm which is fantastic. I did see you moving your little arm about and you, at one point, turned your face to the ultrasound wand. We also got a brilliant side profile shot of your face and your little lips. Gosh, I cannot wait to meet you. Your Aunt Toni picked me up and came with me and it was really nice to have her there.
Well, my appetite, rather my hunger cues, have disappeared. I eat one meal and I feel full for hours and then all of a sudden, it hits me that I have not eaten since 1300 and it is heading to 2200. I have to really do better on getting healthy snacks in and learning when to say no to food because I will eat that small portion and then my belly will be distended for hours! Not a good feeling.
No major pains yet. I did try to take a nap at work the other day during my break and I tried to cradle my head in my arms, positioning them on the table and the belly was not having it. I also was at the grocery store, purchasing something and I tried to pull the cart past me so I could place my purchases in it and I kept wondering why it was not budging past me…I then quickly realized that the belly is in the way. I suppose you have grown so much over the last month, it astonishes me. I still think I don’t look pregnant…I think I look like I hit the nachos and beer pretty hard the night before…the swell of my belly looks so different from your Aunt B’s belly with Baby J.
I also told Mama A about you last night. It was bitter sweet but she was really happy for me. She wished me nothing but the best and she mentioned that you should have been her grandchild. I know that feeling. However hard it is, your Papa is now in my life and as much as I miss Attika and no matter how much I wanted to have a family with him before he passed, you are my gift now and I hope you know how loved and awaited you are. From the A family to my family to your Papa’s family. I also spoke with your Grandpa last night and he was really happy to hear from me. You are one awaited baby, little guy!
Oh, before I forget, here are my notables: