Well I have finally made it past the halfway point! I am 21 weeks today and this pregnancy thing is starting to grow on me. I am not sure I still understand the women who claim they LOVED being pregnant, but it is pretty cool! Granted the concept that my body is not completely my own at this point, still astounds me.
In the beginning I was worried I would have a hard time becoming attached to my child, you know, with my lack of sensitivity and my cold heart according to Murphy and Maino...but lately that hasn't been a problem. I kinda feel like it is me and baby Schurk against the world :) I hate that Michael doesn't get to experience this yet, and I need to remember to be sensitive to that. That he doesn't feel this baby kick when I eat sugary foods, or that the baby wakes and sleeps at certain times of the day. He doesn't get to experience that this baby is starting to get a personality...and from what I am learning we may be in for it! First of all, this kid refuses to sit still. When we got our ultrasound a few weeks ago we were in the room for an hour and a half. They couldn't get a good picture of certain things because the baby was constantly moving, so I have to go back in a month for another ultrasound. They aren't concerned about anything, just want to have everything picture perfect, so it is a bonus for me to get to see this kid another time! Also, I am already to the point that if this kid isn't moving every hour or so, I panic. Murphy still thinks it is crazy that I can actually feel him kick. He thinks it is in my head. Nope, we confirmed on the ultrasound when I was feeling baby Schurk! So suck it Murph! (there is my sensitivity and kind heart bursting through!)
Another thing this baby loves is sugar! I crave sugar...still craving on the pancakes...and the second that sugar hits my belly, Baby Schurk is up for a dance party. This baby also isn't a fan of cooperating. The doctor said it will be another month or so before Michael will be able to feel the baby kick from the outside...well if the kid is positioned right, I have been able to feel it on the outside. This has happened maybe two or three times. I always wait for two or three kicks to make sure that is what I am feeling and then I scream for Michael. He has always been within running distance, but the second he puts his hand on my stomach- that kid is gone. I do enjoy the fact that the kid alreadys likes to mess with Dad...It comforts me :)
Next up- the glucose test. I will be doing that along with my ultrasound. I am a little concerned due to the fact that my kid loves sugar...but I am crossing my fingers!