November 19, 2009 3:36 pm

Week 19

This week has been pretty uneventful, which I’m thankful for after last week. I still haven’t made a decision regarding work stuffs, but our replacement rent check did finally make it to the property management company.

Baby has been kicking and punching his or her little legs and arms all over this week. There have been some uncomfortable jabs to internal bits, but so far I don’t think the regular tummy kicks can be felt from the outside. I had Daniel try to feel some last weekend but it didn’t work. Anytime I think, “Oh! Maybe this one!” Baby either quits kicking before I can say anything or else Daniel is nowhere to be found. Sneaky!

This round ligament pain is getting tiresome. I can only imagine it will get worse from here on out so I am trying to not get bummed out by it, but when it hurts like the dickens to roll over at night or to put on pants or socks in the morning or to get up off the couch or to walk or to stretch or ANY NUMBER OF OTHER THINGS PEOPLE NORMALLY DO IN THE COURSE OF A DAY… well… it is hard. Is this because I sit all day at work? Because I walk a lot? It’s less of the sudden, zingy, cramp-type pains (though I get those too, especially if I turn funny) and more just general achiness of those ligaments.

I am still vaguely uncomfortable with the idea of talking to my belly, even though I know it’s supposed to be good for Baby. I told my cousin it’s like trying to have a conversation with your liver. Should I be reading my tummy bedtime stories? Would that make it more awkward or less awkward? It just kind of gives me that feeling when you realize that, despite being home alone, you have just laughed out loud at something you read on the internet. Like, yes hello, I do enjoy talking to myself like a crazyperson. Any tips for making this feel less forced?

Our big ultrasound is on Monday morning! Any guesses if Baby is a boy or a girl? I’m not hoping for one or the other, but I think it’s a boy, mostly just because I have a “feeling,” but also because I can’t think of any good boy names and I can think of a lot of girl names. Anytime I slip up and say “he” instead of “it” or “he or she” Daniel says, “…but you don’t knooooowwww!” which is true. I don’t think he has a feeling either way.

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3 Comments

  • Melissa says:

    “I had Daniel try to feel some last weekend but it didn’t work. Anytime I think, “Oh! Maybe this one!” Baby either quits kicking before I can say anything or else Daniel is nowhere to be found. Sneaky!”

    That’s what they do! I always tell Ryan to put his hand on my abdomen to feel the kicks, but as soon as he does so, the baby gets still until his hand is removed! They play games, I tell you!

    As for the gender – I say girl! I had a “feeling” I was carrying a girl this time, but was proven wrong by 14 or so weeks :D There seem to be soooo many people having girls right now.

  • Vixx says:

    Sounds like the pain could be SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction – http://www.ivillage.co.uk/pregnancyandbaby/pregnancy/complicatepreg/articles/0,,15_187741,00.html). I had it from about 18 wks onwards up until Sam was born.

    Not trying to scare you, but it was unbearable – I was walking with crutches at the end of my pregnancy and we had to sleep on the blow-up bed in the lounge because I physically couldn’t make it up the stairs (or get out of the car, or shower, or put on shoes/socks) anymore. Read up on the symptoms and, if they match, head to your OBGYN/midwife. They should be able to give you a strap (helps to stabilise the pelvis) and physiotherapy.

    Drop me an email if you have any questions!

    V xx

    p.s. Yay for scans!

  • Erin says:

    I talk to myself a lot so talking to my baby belly wasn’t a very big leap for me… :grin:

    I hope you can get that ligament pain sorted out though, it sounds dreadful.