Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hump Day!

**Note: So I'm a total slacker - I wrote this post on Tuesday and never got around to putting the pictures on it - so read as if it was last Tuesday! :) **
A picture of my "Baby Bump" (By request)
Today marks the ½ way point in my pregnancy!! I am 20 weeks and have 20 weeks to go – 140 days each way! I have been remarkably surprised at how fast the whole this has gone! And I’ve heard that the second half flies by even faster!! I feel so fortunate to have felt as great as I do!! I can’t say I don’t still complain about the occasional headache, or back/hip pain, or about being tired – but comparatively I’m a lucky girl!!

So I mentioned in my last post about our 1st ultrasound that I had felt the ‘flutters’ twice up to that point. The first was when I was only 13 ½ weeks along, so I got a lot of grief from people that didn’t believe me that I could feel movement that early. Well, on Saturday the 10th (17 ½ weeks along) I was getting my back worked on so I was on the massage table lying on my stomach. She kicked so hard that it felt like someone had flicked the table from inside me! I was ecstatic to feel her actually kick! I didn’t feel any more movement until the next Thursday when I felt a few nudges throughout the day. I knew that it was unmistakably her!! Then on Friday the 16th, Neil and I were lying on the bed relaxing after work. He was on the phone with a friend making plans to watch the Jazz game that evening. I started feeling her pretty strong (for how small she still is) so as soon as he got off, I had him place his hand on my stomach. Sure enough, he felt the next few kicks from our little girl! Not only did I now have proof, but he got to share the excitement in feeling our baby!

Her cute little foot

Being a person who gets excited about the smallest little things, I have been on cloud 9 for over 2 weeks now. Not a day goes by that I don’t feel her for anywhere from 2-3 kicks, to 30-45 minutes of straight movement – usually at least 3-4 times per day!! I probably get annoying to listen to ‘cause I’m constantly talking about how amazing it feels and how fun it is. I love every minute of it!!

Her legs - bent and crossed

We had our ‘Dr. prescribed’ ultrasound last Thursday. It was quite a different experience, as the first time was all about how cute she was and seeing her move, etc. This time it was all about measuring her head and femur and spine and making sure she has all her parts. It was still amazing and fun and we still got some great pictures.

Her adorable little profile!

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh Jodi! You are one hot mama. I love your little hump!! He he it's so exciting! The pictures from your ultrasound are so cute. You got some good shots. It's so much fun seeing and feeling your excitement and I'm glad that you are feeling so good. At least for me my pregnancy flew by until the last month. (My last month) Then it felt like I was going to be pregnant FOREVER! Thanks for the picture. Your georgous! Love you!

Leah said...

You look great Jodi! I'm so happy that your pregnancy is going so well! Can't wait to meet her!

Ed & Lindsey said...

That ultrasound for me is when it became most real b/c Sarah looked like an actual baby!! Isn't it neat!! So glad to hear your enjoying every minute of it! Those are great pics!! Can't wait to meet her!! Are you reading any books?

Suzie said...

Jodi you are adorably glowing!
so glad everything is going well.
time flies, doesn't it!

Tillmann Fam said...

Jodi you look so good! I can't believe your already half way through. Feeling them kick is definitely what I miss most about being pregnant :) I love the baby pics!

Jennifer said...

Hey I'm excited to see you on Wednesday! What did you guys have for lunch?

Cara said...

You look great Jodi! I can't believe your already half way through. I love her little profile!

Jennifer said...

Hey, I think we can get together again on Tuesday. What say ye?

Landon and Debbie said...

Those pictures are so darling! So is adorable I can already tell:)Love you guys!

Jennifer said...

Hey I can do fabric shopping when you get off. around 5:30? I've got a doctors appointment for Grant and Lincoln. I don't think I can make lunch. Then I need to babysit Cole when I get back from the doctors. So things are getting crazy. I have girls camp all next week, then the week after that. Jonathan comes home and I have shop hop. I'm not sure when I'm going to be available again. sniff sniff.

Bret and Laura Nicholson said...

You have a very cute baby bump! We can't wait until she gets here.

Niel & Brittany Lund Family said...

You look so cute! How exciting. I like your post about the zoo with William too. HE's so fun. I remember his singing from Special Needs Mutual.