Thursday, May 12, 2011

Remember Bartok?

My little blog post about that cute (if that is what you wanna call him) little character
And his wonderful skillz.

Well as of lately, I don't have to lay real still 
And hold my breath
Or even turn off the music
(references to that post above.
go back and read it.
made me laugh.
and the video is pretty cute too.)

The last week I have been in little pains here and there
And I finally found out why.
I was reading in my What To Expect book
And at 33 weeks (which is what I was at last week)
Said this:
Your Baby in Week 33 of Pregnancy
Your baby is still gaining weight (about half a pound a week), and she could grow up to another full inch this week. With that much baby inside your uterus, your amniotic-fluid level has maxed out, which explains why some of her pokes and kicks feel pretty sharp these days. (There's less fluid to cushion the blows.) Antibodies are being passed from you to your little one as she continues to develop her own fetal immune system, which will come in handy once she's outside the womb and fending off all sorts of germs. 

It makes sense!
All this uncomfortableness wasn't just in my head.
I now understand why women just want the baby out
In the last month of pregnancy.
Before I was this far along
I kept saying to myself
"Ah, this is fun, and I'm not sure I want her out just yet."
Well....I now see.
Yes, this has been a fun experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything
But if she could wait to practice her gymnastics
And soccer skills until after she leaves the womb
That would be really nice of her!

It HAS been really fun watching my belly take on different shapes
As she sticks her bum/head (not sure which) out to one side.
She particularly likes my right side.
Maybe that is because I lay on my left side
Or because she knows my bad rib is on the right side
And she thinks she is pretty funny!
But whatever her reason, it IS pretty cute
And fun!
I love to see her whole back pressed to one side
And then I rub her back with my hand.
It makes it feel so real to be a mom.
And to see how little her body is.
This is so cool!
I love this!
She is so cute
And I can't wait to see her.

I have loved all this personal time with her
And am getting anxious to see Nik hold her
And love her,
And give HER raspberries on HER belly.

They already have a sweet relationship.
(I say that semi-sarcastically and semi-seriously)
Last week Nik was being a goof and we were joking around together.
I made the comment
"You better be careful,
Because she has a good kick too
And you just might get one!"
So I pushed my big belly up to his like we were hugging
And after about 15 seconds
She kicked him!!
It was SO funny.
We couldn't stop laughing.
She is already quite the character, just like her dad!

Dear Baby Berry,
Just thought I should let you know that we are so excited to meet you.
Not only but also your grandma and grandpa on both sides.
And your aunts and uncles too!
Oh, and pretty much everyone else that is related to you!
Auntie Amy wrote this on our Facebook wall
And I told her I would get the message to you...
dear baby girl,
get here now! I'm ready to play!
love always and forever,
Auntie Amy
Mother's Day was awesome!
Last Sunday I was able to celebrate AS a Mother
And I hope that I am everything you need me to be.
We celebrated with the Berry Family this year.
(you'll love them!
their funny stories,
their laughs,
their hugs,
and their delicious food!)
Everyone was wanting to feel you kick or move.
Lots felt your little rump poking out my right side
But that was about it.
For some reason, 
I guess it makes sense,
You like to fall right to sleep after eating.
You go into a little Food Coma
(or that is what I call it.)
And it makes me laugh.
I have loved watching you change
And grow and prepare for this life ahead of you.
Your Mommy and Daddy love you,
You are our "little jewel" and we couldn't be happier!

Mom and Dad