Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Viable

Today marks a huge milestone in my pregnancy. I am 24 weeks, which means that this baby is viable outside of the womb. While we want him to continue to cook in there, it's a nice feeling knowing that we have made it this far.

On Monday, I was at home, enjoying a day off, and my stomach started to feel a little funny. It felt like he was kicking me like he hadn't kicked before. They were very consistent kicks, and you could watch my stomach move up and down as it happened. After a few minutes of this, it finally dawned on me that these were not kicks I was feeling. These were my baby's first hiccups! What a weird sensation. I am feeling them again this morning as I am sitting here at my desk enjoying my morning water (I am not a coffee drinker. Instead, I drink water :) Weird, but so neat.

He is kicking like a crazy man now. He makes his presence known at all times of the day. They say that you can start to read their patterns about this time, and I am definitely noticing some! The 3:30 am kicks are the most annoying, and I am certain once he is here, they won't stop!! But, each time I feel him move, I know that he is thriving in there. It's a little bit of reassurance for this spaz of a mom-to-be. I describe it to Curtis like someone has taken a brick and dropped it in my tummy. And then it goes "thud." Sometimes I feel his kicks in my throat. Weird, right?? It's like they vibrate through my body.

Each day that goes by, is one that I cherish. Because I know in only a few short months, I will not have this little one all to myself anymore. He will be out there for the world to see and to love. I am excited and anxious for the day we get to meet him. But for now, I am enjoying the bonding that we get to do as mother and son...before the whirlwind of his entrance into the world. For now, it's just you and me, kid. And I am loving every second of it.

8 comments:

Kerri said...

Hiccups in the womb? Who knew! That's pretty crazy stuff.

Wow, 24-weeks has gone fast...easy for the non-pregnant lady to say.

Amanda said...

Yay for viability!

Addie had hiccups constantly!

jennifersadler said...

I love all of your stories :) So glad my fellow nestie friend is doing well!!!

Mia said...

Em, I loved this post because you totally described what I am feeling right now in terms of the bond with the baby. It is pretty special that for now he is sort of mine only. :)

Erin Marie said...

I was about to page you on the Nest to see how you were. Congratulations on 24 weeks!

The Loucks Family said...

Mmm, I am so glad you're enjoying your pregnancy Em, isn't it amazing? I miss pregnancy and can't wait to be pregnant again. I just saw a preggo today in Old Navy's baby department and I told my mom I miss having Easton all to myself. I love so much having him here to touch and hold, but there is a piece of me that really misses having him in my tummy and just being....mine....

It is so exciting Em, he is almost here, your beautiful bundle :-)

Heather said...

Congratulations on 24 weeks - it has gone fast! I hope the next 16 go semi-slowly so you can enjoy this bond, but also quickly so you can meet your son and show him off to the world!

natashalp said...

Em... I love to see the pictures and hear about your pregnancy. I'm so glad it's going well. Keep gestating... that little guy is WAY too small, yet! Take care,
Tash