Monday, April 23, 2012

29 Weeks: Dancing Baby

I am now 29 weeks.  Baby is the size of a butternut squash.  My little butternut squash has been very active lately.  Baby hiccups have become a daily occurrence.  For those of you who don’t know, baby hiccups basically feel like a heartbeat in your belly.  They aren’t strong enough to be felt from the outside, but Aaron put his head to my belly last night and said he could hear them.

The other night, I was sitting on the couch, and all of a sudden, I saw my stomach shift back and forth from side to side!  It was the first time I’d really seen any movement from the outside . . . and it seemed so dramatic!  I took some video so Aaron could see it (he wasn’t home yet).  I won’t share that video here, though, because, really, you don’t need to see the alien movements within my big, swollen, pasty-white belly.  Every night since then, I sit staring at my belly, willing it to move in the same creepy, yet awesome way (and I mean the true meaning of awesome – as in awe inspiring!).  Aaron likes to joke that baby is dancing in there – which makes sense, given baby’s mom.  :)

Speaking of dancing, my Mehtropolis (the dance company I used to dance with) friends threw me a shower yesterday.  It was so much fun!  I love this group of girls so much.  They are like family to me.  We danced together for over five years, and even after the company dissolved and we all moved on to other projects/stages of our lives, we’ve all remained close.  Even though we don’t see each other on a daily basis anymore, I still consider these girls to be family.  It was great to see them again! We’re no longer in our early 20’s, we’re all growing up, getting married and having babies (two other Mehs are pregnant right now too!), but our time dancing together will forever live in a special place in my heart.

It was a nice, chill, baby shower.  The only game we played was decorating onesies and/or bibs.  Then I got to choose my favorite one.  It’s really hard to choose a favorite when such talented ladies created them!  I also loved getting motherly advice from the other girls who are already moms.  For example, one of the gifts was a swaddling blanket – all the other moms immediately said, “Ooh, that is the best thing ever!”  So I know it must be good if 100% of the moms at the shower say so.   Thanks to Kristi and Claire for organizing such a fun afternoon!

My Mehtropolis Girls (and some of their kids)

The Pregnant Mehs

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