Anyways, the baby is doing well...at least I haven't heard any complaints from down there. This Sunday something fun happened. Adam and I were watching the Panthers lose (sigh) and I was (of course) petting my bubble tummy when I felt something different. To my amazement there I could feel the baby's rapid little heartbeat! I told Adam to come see if he could feel it too; the smile that spread across his face confirmed I wasn't imagining it. How cool! I checked my What To Expect When You're Expecting book and it said that if you're slender you can feel the little one earlier than would be typical. Very cool.
Did you know that some of your normal activities and foods aren't safe for you or your baby once you become pregnant? Yep, there are lots of fun dos and don'ts in this season. So, for the sake of my Wee Wombfruit (who is 3 and a half inches now! go buddy!), i shall abstain from:
Running a marathon (oh yeah, i had plans...)
Sniffing insecticides (surprise)
Pointing my toes (wha..?)
Smoking (real bummer that one)
Soaking in the hot tub (a.k.a. "the baby boiler")
Eating fish caught near a major city or industrial plant (duh)
and standing in front of the microwave while it is in operation (evil waves..those ones)
These are all according to my doctor and my books written by doctors. It's good to know that God is really the one in control and the Protector of the wee ones and he is 'fearfully and wonderfully' making my child.