Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tiny Dancer

It's definitely been a while since I've been able to post. I guess being pregnant really gets you ready for having no life because I haven't even been able to spend a half an hour on my computer talking about how amazing my daughter is!

I cannot wait to meet this precious little girl! She's got so much spunk and personality already - who knows what 14 more weeks of development will do for her. I've nicknamed her my little "Spitfire". If you know my family very well, you'll know that my father-in-law is a pilot and that his love of flying rubbed off on my husband. In turn, that love rubbed off on me. My favorite plane is a WWII Brittish fighter, the Spitfire Mk. IV and Spitfire definitely sums up Evey's personality so far! We're going to have our hands full, but in a good way!

Something I never realized about pregnancy is that once you started feeling the baby move, you never stop feeling the baby move (not that I'm complaining... feeling Evey move is the best feeling in the world!). I've started singing Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" to her, but instead of a tiny dancer in my hand, mine's in my belly! The other day that song came on the radio and she started wiggling - it was such an awesome feeling.

Christopher was finally able to feel her move last Thursday, 25 weeks 2 days into the pregnancy. We were both thrilled! I was so glad to be able to share her with him at last. Since then, he's felt her hundreds of times! This morning, I apparently slept through some pretty tough kicks, but her daddy was able to enjoy them for me and I was able to enjoy a little sleep!

We had our 24 week check up a couple of weeks ago and our doctor said we both look healthy! We did the glucose screening and I had blood drawn three times to check my sugar levels. Christopher wasn't able to take more time off of work, so my daddy went with me and we spent the day at the hospital. He said if I didn't cry, then I could get some ice cream. I was a big girl and I got a half-gallon of Private Selection Chocolate Moose Tracks ice cream at the end of the day and boy was it good! My results came back a couple of days later, and we found out that I'm definitely NOT diabetic (praise the lord) but I do have low iron.

I was perscribed an extra iron supplement and the pharmacist told me to take them first thing in the morning on an empty stomach with a glass of orange juice, so that's what I did... and they made me CRAZY! One of my co-workers said it was like i was on uppers and downers. One minute I'd be fine, and the next I'd be lethargic and cranky, barely able to hold my head up. I decided that I was going to take the supplements at night instead and after a few weird mornings my body started to even out and handle them better. I'm feeling much better now, and I have so much more energy. Hoepfully they will continue to bring me up throughout the pregnancy.

We've been working constantly on Evey's nursery and it's coming together so nicely! I can't wait for it to be finished. Then we can start getting the rest of our house together and "baby-ready!" We'll post pictures once it's done, which should be soon!