On Monday, I had another appointment at my specialist's office. I have to go there in addition to my midwife appointments because of my autoimmune condition (which seems just fine right now, by the way.)
Baby boy Whittamore is growing and kicking like crazy. The doctor said he was bigger than average, but that wasn't too surprising since his dad was a 10-pound baby. As of Monday, he weighed 1 pound, 7 oz. and was 11.7 inches long. She also gave me a few 4D photos to take home.
I can feel him kicking quite often now - sometimes even when I'm standing. He is most often in the head down position with his butt up and mostly on my right side. When I sit on the couch at night sometimes, my belly is all to the right and much firmer on that side. The left side is sloped and softer. It looks pretty funny.
Sometimes when he kicks I can see my belly move too. Scott has been able to feel his movements pretty often when we're home together at night. But baby Whittamore gets really active around 11 pm after Scott goes to bed. Last night he was punching and kicking.
I've been trying to resist the temptation to buy stuff, and I've done pretty well so far. But I have given in a few times. I bought him a Florida State football jersey onesie that will hopefully still fit him next fall so he can watch football with Scott. The registry shopping went well and I've been trying to just add stuff to the registries when the shopping urge hits. My friend Lindi helped me register at Target and Babies 'R' Us the other weekend, and I also have a registry on Amazon with some items not found in stores. Some items are also much much cheaper there and most have free shipping!
Here's me and my big belly today......