Whoa!

Can I get any bigger? (I guess the answer is “yes,” although let’s hope not!)  The baby clearly had a growth spurt over the past few weeks; I swear my stomach grows a few inches overnight-every-night!

The latest with the baby (besides continuing to be on track and doing fine) is that she gets hiccups–A LOT! The first time it happened, I was a bit confused; it felt like someone tapping my stomach to a beat, but considering I was alone when it happened (and don’t believe in ghosts), I realized that her hiccuping was the likely culprit.  It was so unusual-feeling the first time, but slowly over the past two weeks it’s been happening more and more.  “The books” say it’s a good sign: It means she’s practicing breathing, which is crazy to think about.  However, as the weeks have passed, it’s gone from “every few days” to “a few times a day,” including during my doctors appointment this morning…I have such a hard time concentrating on a conversation when it happens–sorry midwife!

And speaking of midwives, I met with one I loved this morning and asked her what to do about avoiding Disliked Midwife #1 and #2 during labor, and she gave me a couple of helpful tips.  Crossing fingers that now-named Adored Midwife #1 is on-call when this little lady decided to make an appearance!