This week, baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a cauliflower) and she’s about 14.5 inches long with her legs extended. She’s sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, her brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning if she were to be born now.
This week I can sometimes tell a difference between hiccups and kicks. It’s so sweet when she has those little hiccups! I have been getting lots of extra exercise because the weather has been beautiful. We’ve been hiking and walking and in motion everyday. This is a good thing because I have been eating ice cream everyday too! The heat does seem to get to me a little faster than usual; I surprised myself yesterday by staying inside all afternoon, out of the heat, instead of sun bathing.
We started our birthing classes this week! We are taking a Bradley Method course which covers everything during pregnancy, birth, and post pregnancy. It focuses on a husband coached, natural child birth. Today, the men got to prance around in a ‘sympathy belly‘ which made my night. I got to make Andrew try all the things I wanted him to with that belly on like tie your shoe, get off the couch, squat down, pick up something off the floor, roll over. It didn’t take long for him to cry mercy. Very funny! After the laughing was over we talked about nutrition and relaxation.
I have now had 2 strangers approach me to tell me I am having a boy (after we have found out its a girl). The 1st stranger to tell me this was a Spanish speaking lady who ran up to me, threw her hands on my belly and told me it’s a boy. When I politely told her “No, we just found out it’s a girl” she argued with me, telling me “No! Ezz boy! Ezz boy!” The 2nd stranger was homeless man in Boulder who shouted from across the street several times that the baby is going to be a boy. Is this normal? Random people predicting the sex of your baby?