Monday, October 13, 2008

Growing Baby

Ryder is growing and growing! Last night I woke up for my usual few times nightly bathroom breaks and laid back down and it seriously felt like Ryder was doing somersaults or something like it!! Paul was kind of awake so I asked him to feel it and see if he thought that felt normal. I was really worried that something was wrong because I've never felt anything like it. He has been kicking tons, but rolling is new for him, I guess. It was really strong and eventually I fell asleep, but man it was a funny feeling!
It's good to know that he's moving so much, that must be a good sign! Paul's mom was telling him that she's noticed that the more active the baby is in the womb the more active they usually are when they're born. Paul was a very active baby and child, so if that's any indication, then Ryder is definitely a mini-Paul. Can't wait to see him moving and grooving for myself, though!
We've also started playing a baby classical music CD for him nightly and he usually responds with several kicks where the headphones are on my belly. I don't know if he's saying he likes it or to turn it off!! But it's fun.
Last week we went to the doctor and I took the test for gestational diabetes, and haven't heard anything back today, which should mean that no news is good news according to the nurse. For the next 4 visits (8 weeks) I'll be having a prenatal Dr.'s appointment every other week, then I'll go every week after that. So, I'll be back to the Dr.'s next week... I really pray that all continues to go well! There haven't been any problems so far and we're hoping it doesn't change.
For now, every day is so different, he's growing and moving, and we're getting closer to him being here, and we can't believe it! My emotions are constantly changing, but mostly I JUST CAN'T WAIT!
I also started a water aerobics class, Moms In Motion, which is for pregnant women. It's nice to be in the water and feel weightless, it's strange. But it's cool to see all the other women and their different shaped bellies and hear all the experiences they're having.
Paul and I are enjoying the ride...

6 comments:

Spank, Amy, Hadlie said...

That is so exciting. That was my favorite was feeling Hadlie move. I am so glad you keep updating. It's fun to see how your pregnancy is going. He'll be here before you know it.

Roberta said...

Hopefully you don't have that stupid diabetes, I had it with Zach. Man, your life will be over!!! No more sweets or carbs! It is so great to hear how you are dong! Keep us posted!

Spring E. Smith said...

I loved being in the water with Philip. I wished I would have thought about doing water aerobics my last trimester. I ended up just doing a few laps until I grew out of my speedo. Sounds like things are doing great! Excited for you guys.

Nancy said...

I always loved being pregnant I loved feeling them move. Before you know it he will be here.

Roberta said...

Shari,
I have read the Alchemist and loved it! My blog is going private so be sure to put your email address in my comments so I can invite you!

BillienRobert said...

Hi Shari! I'm so glad to find your blog. I can't believe your in Ames! Iowa State is my alma mater, and I lived on Lincoln Way! Congrats on the new baby coming soon!