I remember when I was 9 or 10 weeks pregnant...looking at my calendar at the 25 week mark and thinking, "Wow, that seems so far away." Now here I am at 25 weeks today, and I still feel like I have so much further to go! According to this website, I have completed 61% of my pregnancy, and I have 39% left to go. August still feels so far away. My pregnancy seems to be zipping by at light speed to everyone but me. I know I shouldn't be wishing this time away, I truly do savour every second of this pregnancy, but I am so incredibly excited to meet my little girl and hold her...I just want August to hurry up and get here!
Ah, impatient me.
I went to see Baby Mama with my friend L yesterday. Despite the fact that it was totally inaccurate with regard to all things reproductive (a big pet peeve of mine), it was actually pretty funny and cute. I'm not saying that everyone should rush out and see it, it's certainly one that can wait for DVD. But it was good for some laughs and I enjoyed it. We then went back over to L's place, watched some Sex & The City, and gorged ourselves on take-out Indian food. A lovely Saturday all around!
Maya was going crazy yesterday. She kicked me lots during the movie and even more after the Indian food dinner. I don't know if that means she liked it or hated it. It was spicy. Maybe that's what got her going.
I have resigned myself to the notion that baby girl doesn't really have a pattern, and may never develop one. I'm OK with that, so long as she keeps kicking me several times a day. I have a friend who is about a week ahead of me in her pregnancy and she says her little boy kicks her "all the time". And by that, she means every hour like clockwork. My little one isn't so predictable. At first, it bothered me, but I'm not so worried about it anymore.
I tend to lack the gift of hindsight and focus too much on the moment I'm experiencing. If Maya's having a quiet afternoon, it's total agony for me; it's easy for me to forget the fact that she kicked me all morning. It's hard to see the forest for the trees.
When I'm really honest with myself and I look back on these last few weeks, Maya's progress has been awesome:
Week 18 - random, infrequent movement, maybe 2-3 times a week
Week 19 - more taps and flutters, 2-3 times a week - and this was the first week I felt movement from the outside
Week 20 - flutters and kicks, 3-4 times a week - and this was the first week that D felt a kick from the outside
Week 21 - some quiet days, some really busy days where I'd feel her several times a day
Week 22 - some quiet days, some active days
Week 23 - some quiet days, some active days - this was the first week I felt her at least once a day
Week 24 - movement and kicking at least 3-4 times a day, and by the end of the week more like 5-6 times a day. This was the first week that D saw a big kick from the outside.
Keep it up baby girl! She's kicking me now as I type this. I love you so much little one!!