A flutter feels more like a FISH!!

Today marks our 17th week of pregnancy, and it seems to be flying by. This week baby is measuring the same size of an onion. Could this be why I cry so much? :) Kidding! Baby has his or her own set of unique fingerprints and is now starting to develop a fatty layer. Good thing all my junk food is going toward a good cause!

Monday night, Brian and I were laying on the couch and I felt the strangest feeling. At first, I thought it was just some "after dinner bubbles", but to my surprise, they continued. I had heard that Baby Luds' first movements would feel like a flutter or popcorn popping, but this was no flutter! The best I can describe it is that it feels like baby is a fish and keeps running into the side of the bowl (errr my uterus!) By far, it the most amazing feeling I have ever felt, but it's so strange. I cannot wait until Brian can feel this from the outside. I know he will be overjoyed!

Brian, that lucky guy, is in Orlando for the remainder of the week and weekend. I keep kicking myself that I did not go on this trip! I will be working the next 3 nights, instead. The weather is FINALLY starting to perk up here in Madison. I think the high today will be in the 60s. Time to start planting and do some spring cleaning!

That's all for now!


16 weeks!

I had my 16 week appointment today and all is well. Baby Luds' heartrate was 164. The kiddo was moving around like crazy while the poor nurse was trying to count the heartrate. She kept having to stop and restart. All I could think was "and this is only the beginning!" I had some routine labwork done and I was out of there in 30 minutes flat. Pretty impressive!

Our next appointment isn't until May, and our big ultrasound has been rescheduled. It will now be on our 1st wedding anniversary, May 12th. We are pretty pumped to find out. I am especially excited to buy more gender specific goodies. I went on an on-line shopping spree today and look what I found. Brian will be so psyched!

Well, I think that's it for now. We'll be sure to post again soon.