Sunday, 4 December 2011

The One About Baby Swivelling...

So it's the first Sunday of the month, and that can only mean one thing, it's time for a Story for Storytelling Sunday over on Sian's blog.  With it being December, and the run up to Christmas I've been trying to think of something to share that was Christmassy related or a winter story even, but my mind has gone blank, so instead I'm going to share something about Baby Bump.

Up until I was 27 weeks, Baby was lying across me, so at right angles to me.  Then one Wednesday evening I had the most peculiar uncomfortable pains in my bump and couldn't work out what was going on.  (Up till then if my bump felt weird, I just put it down to Baby growing!)



I told my friend the next day who said that Baby had probably been moving inside me.  Luckily I was visiting the midwife for a routine check-up the next day and she felt my belly and confirmed Baby had moved, she was now head down.  This was to be the the start of the Baby's feet digging into my ribs, which is one of the most painful things I've had so far! According to all the literature in my Pregnancy Bible, and the weekly updates that I get, Baby generally does move to that position at 28 weeks in preparation.  So actually our little one was early!

Last Sunday it started again, I was 30 weeks this time, and I could tell she was moving around into a difference position, but not quite where to!  Thursday just gone I went to the midwife again and they felt my belly and confirmed she had twisted slightly and was still head down, but facing to the left with her back and bum sticking out to the right.



Last night - now 31 weeks - the fun and games started.  Baby has had a growth spurt in the last week, as Bump is slightly larger than it should be (son't even get me started on that!) so she must have less room to manoeuvre about in there.  I was just sat watching TV with M and I started to feel movements inside, so I started to watch.  And this time the movements were really strong, and we could see the actual rippling of all the movements as she made them.  It was really uncomfortable, and every time Baby pushed out or prodded me I squealed!  After a while I had to get up and walk about to see if it would lull baby to sleep, which fortunately it did.  Either that or she'd finished!  So I think she's still head down, but facing inwards now, but we'll find out in three weeks at the next midwife appointment, unless she decides to start the swivelling all over again.

So there we go, my Sunday Story is Baby related, forgive me if it wasn't that interesting, but with her being our first I'm trying to record everything!  Make sure you head over to Sian's blog to read today's other Sunday Stories!

14 comments:

Miss Smith said...

This is so lovely to read - although I'm sorry it's uncomfortable for you! What a great record for the future - and I suppose it won't be long before baby is with you! Merry Christmas, and all the best :D

Amy said...

Gem it is such a funny feeling isn't it, well, not all that ha-ha funny I suppose! Well done for recording all of these moments, they are so special and worthy of a special place in your memory.

Merry Christmas :-)

Kirsty.a said...

Of course it's interesting - other people's pregnancies are much more fun than having to go through it yourself

heart.hearth.home. said...

I love your baby story and the photographs and how clever to place a number on the bump! Your baby will appreciate these later. My granddaughter loves to see photos when she was in mummy's tummy.
Enjoy these last few weeks and Christmas.

Sian said...

Of course you must record it all! I think we are all with you on that one! After all, this is a Storytelling Sunday baby - I'll never forget that you announced her on one of our Sundays!

So, a Merry CHristmas to the two of you. Enjoy and look forward - next year I'll be sending best wishes to the three of you!

Scribble Monster said...

What a lovely story, it is interesting. I can remember how spooky and scary it is when you can first make out fists and feet pushing out and when the bump goes a funny shape as they stretch :) It's a very good spooky though.

Merry Christmas x

Jimjams said...

Your story brought back many memories - exciting and scary and interesting and weird all at the same time isn't it! I love the way you've been documenting the changes too - well worth doing because we forget all too easily even when the experiences seem so vivid.

Merry Christmas ♥

Miriam said...

Goodness me your story IS interesting and exciting and it brings back such happy memories. The painful ones will go when you hold her in your arms. Merry Christmas to you & your bump.

Becky said...

I think this is a lovely way to record your pregnancy and I love the week numbers on your bump! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and hopefully not a too uncomfortable one xx

Alison said...

It's great to be recording all this Gem..and of course we're interested! Hope 'bump' settles down to let you enjoy Christmas
Alison xx

S said...

Yes, you should savor every moment and record the experience. Do you think perhaps there is a little gymnast in there? Merry Christmas to your blossoming family!

furrypig said...

it is such an exciting time and really important to write it all down so you don't forget have a great Christmas xxx

Lynn said...

This is going to be such a lovely record of your pregancy. Enjoy this special time before the bump arrives. Happy Christmas.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Of course it is interesting and triggered many memories of my own wriggling babies! You are so lucky to have this wonderful record. I only wish I had thought to record these memories, they fade too quickly.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas xx