Monday, May 16, 2011

6 down, 3 to go

Well, 4 to go really. I don't know why we don't just say that pregnancy is 10 months because it really  is.
Anyway, that's beside the point.

I grew a lot this month, I think.
Compare :

A very exciting reason to grow, I'd say!
When I went to the dr. last I gained 7 pounds. In one month.
That was a little intense for me since I am used to hearing .5 or 1 pound gains but I was assured that it was a healthy thing and that I am not officially an obese Denise.
Just a pregnant Denise. Rather, a pregnant Missy. My name isn't Denise.

I got to sneak a peak at her last Wednesday (see here) and she was measuring right on target. Around 1.8-2 pounds and super active. It's getting to the fun stage where my stomach does dances and she responds to John singing to her. She doesn't like really loud noises I don't think. A guest speaker was at church a couple of weeks ago and she was angrily punching when he got a bit too excited.  It's funny that I can tell the difference between her sweet movements and annoyed punches.
And I'm not just feeling taps and "kicks" I am feeling sweet knees moving across my ribs (she's head down already !) and little elbows will poke my guts. Love her guts!
While I am bigger than ever and I've never weighed this much in my entire existence, I feel the prettiest and most confident I ever have. Wide hips, flabbier arms and giant underwear, THIS is the best!

I just want to keep her in there forever

OK not really. That would be uncomfortable and anti-climactic.
But I am very much enjoying pregnancy.

She's this big this month.
That's a pretty good size and makes sense why my insides
feel like she is doing Riverdance on them.

One website said this for her development:
your little grower’s physical proportions are pretty much birth-ready and most of their remaining development will largely be weight gain and a ton of nervous system development.
The good news is: if your child were to be born premature, they’d likely survive without much trauma as their lungs started producing “surfactant” last week, which means their tiny respiratory system is getting stronger with each passing day.

She's so sweet :)

Anyway. I will quit being weird with the eggplant (which I am not even all that crazy about) 
and leave you with : 
a.) I love being pregnant.
b.) This is the biggest miracle in my life to date.
c.) She's cute.
d.) I love her
e.) I'm letting it all hang out
The end.

Happy Monday!


  1. love love love the eggplant, that cracked me up! :)

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!! it is such an exciting time!! you don't have to keep her in...just become like Ms. Duggar and have 19...that way you get to feel this way for the next 20 plus years...HAHA!! i can't wait to see her! She is going to be the cutest ever!

  3. SO sweet! I can't wait for all of these babies to get here!