Friday, February 26, 2010

26w 5d hiccups

I've thought on a few occasions that I might be feeling the baby having hiccups -- a subtle rhythmic thumping. I'm sure it will get more pronounced as the baby gets bigger and its space gets even more cramped. And the doctor said that hiccups are more frequent the farther along the baby is.

The doctor appointment went well. We're to the point now where we will start coming in every two weeks! We received a free sample of formula and a travel diaper holder/changing pad (something I could take off the registry...). On the next visit, I will get the gestational diabetes test.

This time, when we listened to the heartbeat, we got a little bit extra. Mixed in among the steady heartbeats was the rhythmic squeak of the baby hiccups! It was one of the most precious things I've heard.

The doctor said that she can tell by the position of the heartbeat that the head is pointed downward and the feet up, kicking at my ribs. This sounds like the best position.

I get an email each week from Community Memorial Hospital. This week, it said that the baby has eyelashes, its eyes can move in their sockets, and it can tell light and dark but can't discern specific objects yet. Its senses are becoming fine-tuned and more responsive to light, sound, taste, smell, and touch. Its skin is becoming smoother as body fat accumulates beneath the skin. Its brain is developing further, and it can direct breathing movements.

About the back situation: Early this morning was an initial visit to a new chiropractor who ran several cool tests. I'll get the results and a better idea of our plan of action on Monday morning. Already, I like that this doctor is focused on watching closely what improvements I make, and helping me improve all aspects of my lifestyle that may be adversely affecting my back pain (in addition to chiropractic adjustments etc.). Apart from the time commitment, the big negative is going to be the cost. If she does suggest I come in every week, this is really going to cost me.

Here's a feelgood song in dedication to my hubby. He likes this one, and it always reminds me of him when I hear it. From Weezer's (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To:
The rest of the summer was the best we’ve ever had
We watched Titanic and it didn’t make us sad
I took you to Best Buy
You took me home to meet your mom and dad

Your mom cooked meat loaf, even though I don’t eat meat
I dug you so much, I took some for the team
Your dad was silent
His eyes were fixed to what was on TV

And the conversation stopped, and I looked down at the ring
Your folks were next to you, and you were right there next to me
And I said

Girl, if you’re wondering if I want you to (I want you to)
I want you to (I want you to)
I swear it’s true (swear it's true)
Without you my heart is blue
Girl, if you’re wondering if I want you to (I want you to)
I want you to (I want you to)
So make the move (make the move)
cause I ain’t got all night

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