Hello! So baby is the size of a sweet potato/artichoke (which doesn’t seem much bigger to me than an avocado, but he is apparently doubling in size but whatevs!) He’s got all his fingerprints, and he is learning how to do a ton of things including yawning (haha AM got a hoot out of that), hiccuping and just moving around in general. It’s pretty amazing to feel him in there. And…check out this amazing video below of us hearing his heartbeat and kick! AM is elated.
I did something really stupid last night (and I didn’t tell AM cos I know he’d be mad at me). I was grabbing some food with friends and afterward I ordered an Uber to go home, and the driver was on the other side of the road, and I literally ran into traffic! The light was green! Bad bad bad bad! As soon as I got into the car, I felt breathless, like, what the heck had I done? The crazy thing is, we drove a block, and this lady was trying to dash across the street (just like me!) and she literally ran into the car door of the Uber! She apologized for her mistake but it was totally weird that she did exactly what I did. I knew I shouldn’t have just run across the street like that, but I’ve been doing that for years and I guess I’m still getting used to baby in there and making sure to keep him safe.
So aside from some hormonal acne around my chin/jaw area, and those Saturday migraine days that I’ve been preempting by drinking a cup of black tea, this trimester has been really great. I’m still tired, but I’ve been pushing myself to walk, go to the gym, and go back to meditation. One thing that I’m still trying to figure out, though, is how to situate myself during meditation, because I can’t lie flat on my back anymore. So that’s been frustrating for me, because usually when I go to meditation, I conk out and go to never never land (it’s the most expansive, amazing feeling) and the last two sessions, I’ve been so worried about compressing that vein behind my back and cutting off oxygen to the baby that I can’t seem to relax!
I ordered these yoga blocks to help me set up my mat and space so my torso is elevated, but I still worry! However…the coolest thing about bringing the baby to meditation, has been how much he moves during the sessions! I think he likes them! So I’m going to keep going as much as I can, because apparently his little ears are actually hearing things now.
Anywho…this week is a much better week for me in most regards. AM and I also had another great doctor’s appointment where we heard the baby’s heartbeat and his little kick, so I’m happy he is doing so well. Now we’ve just got to wait for January 30 when we go to the doctor for the anatomy scan.
Here’s to week 19!