Thursday, June 21, 2007

I've got pics of the belly if you really want to see

People are now offering me their seats on the subway. I am officially pregnant.

I know I keep harping on this, but I can't get over the size of my stomach. Yesterday a woman asked me when I was due and when I told her I swear to Christmas she did a double-take. I mean, I'm not Salma Hayek - yet (have you seen her lately? I think her baby is growing out of her boobs) but this kid is definitely making himself comfortable. Speaking of, I think I feel him moving around. All the websites describe the baby's movements as a "fluttering" feeling or like having butterflies in your stomach, but mine's more like a soft kicking. Usually. Sometimes it gets a little more demanding. (Which, according to my husband, comes as no surprise.) I'm not sure if this is normal but unless it gets crazy intense or there's bleeding - WHICH THERE WON'T BE - I'm not going to worry about it. Did you all have the fluttering? Is my kid a ninja?

My appetite is still raging. My food schedule now goes something like this: breakfast, lunch, snack, pre-dinner, dinner, snack. This is why I go to the gym and climb the twelve flights to my apartment every morning. (Winded! So very winded!) True, most of my gym time is spent running back and forth to the bathroom, but at least I feel like I'm doing something. Even if it's mostly just peeing in a different locale.


ktbuffy said...

I wanna see, I wanna see!

Also, yes, your baby will totally be a ninja. Also, he/she will have shoes. I'm making sure of that.

Missy said...


I wonder if those more demanding seeming kicks are actually hiccups?

Probably just a ninja baby.

Is there something in hubbys ancestry that he forgot to tell you about? Some secret ninja society?

Ya gotta check in to these things.

Valerie said...

I didn't feel flutters. I went from nothing to obvious kicks around 20-21 weeks.

Though one doctor said twins may do more kicking inwards towards each other so maybe they didn't realize what was on the other side of them until then.

Maybe my insides are less sensitive.

And isn't it crazy how much peeing there is to do in the first trimester?