If you've ever been on message boards you know that BD (baby dance) means sex. That is not what I'm talking about!
What I'm talking about is the fact that last night was the first time Zoe kicked me and I felt it from the outside! And today (even right now this very moment) I am feeling her. This child loves to dance! It seems to me that I constantly have these flutters- when I wake up, in the morning, at lunch, in the afternoon, dinner time, etc. And they ARE baby (ha ha) because of the way they move and I can even feel little body parts. They are definitely a lot stronger today than any other time I've experienced them this pregnancy.
I have to press my fingers in to feel her and she's really, really L-O-W! The movements are all on the underside of my belly. Right now she's kicking my p.ubic b.one. Lovely! What's really cool to me is that I can feel her movements even when I'm standing up (though not from the outside, just the flutters). It took a long time to feel Elaina and Abigail while I was standing.
This is my favorite part of being pregnant! It always freaks me out a little when I feel the really big "womps" (as I call the movements where she kicks my fingers). It just makes this all seem so very real. She's a little person... and I cannot WAIT to get to know her!
And I realized I was putting the accent on the wrong letter in Zoe. The dots are supposed to be over the 'e'. Oops! I think it looks prettier over the 'o' but it means the name would be pronounced Zo instead of Zo-ee. We'd still pronounce it Zo-ee no matter what we chose, though, because Zo isn't cool.
What do you think?
I like accents so I'd like to do one or the other.
Zoe is the length of a banana, about 10.5 inches long (half the birth length? Really?!) and probably around 12-13 ounces. That's almost one pound!
The girls are still so sweet about the baby. Abigail loves to pat my belly so gently I don't even feel her hand and she talks directly to my skin, "Hi baby...!" while she makes her sweet faces.
And Elaina loves to come give me hugs a lot. My belly is firm like a basketball now so sometimes she'll come to give me a hug and bounce off my stomach or she'll press her face in without putting so much as a dent in the belly. She is absolutely in love with her new baby sister and cannot wait to meet her. She keeps saying, "When the leaves change colors and fall off the trees our baby will come!" It's always 'our' baby, too. LOVE it!
***I'll try to post a bump picture at my next weekly post!