I've been feeling our little girl move around since week 17. I just love feeling her little legs kick, her little hands punch and her little body wiggle around. I usually feel her first thing in the morning when we wake up (I think that's her way of telling me she's ready for breakfast). I also usually feel her move a little after I eat......but other than that she's a pretty calm baby girl....so far! Now that I've been getting more energy and I'm able to do more during they day, I've been a little busy bee getting all the Christmas decorations up, finalizing nursery colors and fabrics and Christmas shopping. My baby girl is super still all day long....probably snoozing and growing. Then, when I crawl into bed at night she begins to move around and wiggle! Such a fun way to fall asleep each night.
Well, the second day we were at the Lloyd's she was moving lots! I had just finished eating my yogurt and animal crackers (one of my favorite snacks) and she began to kick her little legs! Ellen, my sister in law was sitting with me and I told her to put her hand on my tummy.......and she felt her!! So, I raced to find Jeremy - I told Jer that he had to come and try to feel her.......and sure enough he finally felt her! Then, Mamma Lloyd felt her.....and then Jordo! Pappa Chip was at the studio so he missed out....but I'm sure there will be more opportunities soon!
We went for our 22 week appointment a few days ago.....and it was a quick one! They just checked my blood pressure, weight and listened to her heartbeat! We still always get a little nervous before each appointment.....so we are always anxious to hear or see her little heart beating. There's definitely been times when we see her legs kicking on the ultrasound screen and Jer will ask, "Is her heart beating...is she ok?" Then, I usually laugh and say....."Babe...if her legs are kickin - her heart is beating!" Well, this time I heard a loud beating noise.....but wasn't sure if it was my heart beating or her's. I asked the doctor if she was ok and she said, "oh, she's just as happy as a lark in there." Such great news to hear!
We are beginning to slowly prepare her little room just for her! Her room is cleaned out and all ready for all her special little belongings! We set up her crib.......and her little hutch. But, we are still waiting for her dresser to be delivered. We've pretty much finalized the fabrics we are going to use for her bedding and all. I've been trying to do some research on the best car seats, strollers......and most importantly the most functional jogging stroller! Oh, I just can't wait to take my baby girl jogging with me!
Well, we will do our best to post a tummy pic this week......because it's definitely growing bigger each day! I'm starting to pull out my maternity shirts....I wore my first one last night to our youth Sunday School Christmas party! It was so fun to try on my red maternity shirt and look in the mirror to see that it is finally starting to fit! =) Just a reminder that our baby girl is growing...