Something rather exciting happened this week that both Dave and myself were able to experience. We felt Griffin hiccuping! I had heard stories of people feeling this and had wondered how one could tell that's what the baby was, in fact, doing. Now I get it.
Tuesday I hadn't been feeling well and I was laying on the couch praying that the fierce pain in my back would go away. And all of a sudden I felt a little kick against my hand that was on my tummy. I continued to feel it every couple of seconds, almost like there was a pattern to it. I told Dave that Griffin had the hiccups and if he didn't believe me that he could come check it out for himself. I lit up as I pictured little Griffin in there bobbing around with each little hiccup. Oh, I can't wait for little newborn hiccups. Dave decided that Griffin needed a cure for his ailment, so he proceeded to scare him by yelling at my tummy. Needless to say, it did not work.
At the baby visit with Dr. B this week I was told to focus on my due date. Since the appointment was on my birthday I meant to ask him if I could have Griffin then for the special occassion, but like a pregnant woman, I forgot. Everything is still going great: blood pressure is low and sugar is right where it needs to be. I am beginning to think that I really don't have gestational diabetes as a result of how simple this stuff is to control. I really didn't have to make any drastic changes to my diet. I think I just rearranged what I was eating and, more importantly, when I was eating certain things. However I must say that I have the highest gratitude that the diabetes hasn't even been the slightest problem whatsoever.
Dr. B explained the signs of labor to Dave and me, and let us know when to call. These Braxton Hicks contractions have been making me wonder how I will know the difference of the real ones. I get BH all the time and they're pretty intense at times. Dr. B told me that I would just know and then told me how real contractions typically move around and down the tummy, and tend to be painful. I'm glad he described them a bit, since I thought I knew I was having a contraction the other day. I have new and different feelings every single day, no--make that every single hour...a little guidance won't hurt at all. We still have those child birthing classes coming up, where we plan on gaining an over-abundance of knowledge. Pretty soon we may have an idea of what we've got ourselves into....hahaha, who am I kidding?