Baby makes the belly go round

Today’s title comes from a shirt I saw yesterday at Motherhood Maternity. Cutesy, isn’t it?

Round indeed. I’m beginning to feel large and awkward. And mildly panicky. Why? Five and a half weeks, my friends. Five and a half weeks. *gulp*

As far as newsy pregnancy updates go, this one is pretty boring. My midwife says everything looks great! And she’s pretty confident that little Junebug won’t be anywhere near Charlie’s 8 pounds, 14 ounces. Whew — I can do this!

You may remember that my ultrasound doctor had been concerned about Baby’s left kidney. There is still some concern, but subsequent ultrasounds showed that the issue isn’t at all affecting her overall health and growth. So I have the phone number for a top pediatric urologist in Chicago, who will see Junebug a few months after her birth to determine if anything needs to be done.

Meanwhile, back in the womb, she’s movin’ and groovin’. I don’t remember Charlie being nearly this active, or having the hiccups so frequently! My belly is constantly pulsing and bulging. Every once in a while, I can feel a dainty little hand pushing out around my belly button, and I touch it with the tips of my fingers and feel a connection to my daughter that cannot be explained in words. There’s LIFE in there! Incredible!

I’ll close with a photo from today. Here’s the belly at 34 1/2 weeks.



3 responses to “Baby makes the belly go round

  1. Beautiful, Jess! I can’t believe you’re down to only 5.5 weeks!! It’s all so amazing, isn’t it?

  2. You are so beautiful! And it is all just so amazing! I can’t believe how quickly little Junebug will be here and just as quickly and wonderfully your life will change. 🙂

  3. You are lovely my dear:)

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