Bed Rest ~ Day 16 Holy Cow!

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What Tiny is up to this week: At this point you’ve pretty much adjusted to the fact you’ve got a moving little gymnast inside of you, but now they’re going to kick up the party a notch because they can hear and react to sounds from the outside world. Sounds from your alarm clock, a thunder roll, or that darned car honking at you across the intersection can actually jar their little ears enough to elicit a kick or violent bout of squirming. Of course this also means that their little ears are picking up the sounds of your voice and those near you. So go ahead, sing a lullaby to your little angel—if they start kicking, it’s likely they just want you to stop… or maybe it was a kick of approval? You decide. Your baby’s tiny taste buds are still growing and their bones are continuing to ossify (harden), their tiny veins are visible through their translucent yet wrinkly skin. (Think of it this way: they’ve been swimming in the equivalent of a long hot bath for the past 23 weeks, so you can’t blame them for being a little prune-like.)

Wow! This is my 300th post! That’s pretty cool. Of course, when you’re confined to a couch just about anything qualifies as cool anymore. lol

I had more crazy pregnancy dreams last night. There was one about a Ma & Pop General Store. Everyone hung out there and apparently I started some sort of group but couldn’t remember doing it. Whatever I had done was causing everyone to be really angry with me for doing it. The store sold a ton of different kinds of highlighters and they all had special…abilities I guess. It was just odd.

Well I’m sitting here waiting for a nurse to call me back from Dr. D’s office. I spoke to a few other medical professionals yesterday about my experience in L&D Monday and they weren’t happy with the level of care I received so they urged me to call Dr. D’s office first thing this morning. My big concern is since “The Man-Handler” got ahold of me, my contractions have become more intense and more consistant. I’m not having 4-6 an hour but I’m consistantly having them like 20 mins apart. To me the consistancy is just as concerning as the frequency. But we’ll see. I’ll update when I have more.

16 down ~ 119 to go