I went to the doctor again yesterday for my monthly checkup with the specialist OB (due to age and health). We got some cool 3D pictures of Monster, who at first had his hands in front of his face-just like his mommy would do! We also got confirmation (because you know...mistakes can happen) that Monster is indeed a boy. He weighs approximately 1 1/2 pounds and is doing fine.
Over the weekend, Monster really got active. He's been kicking/punching/moving quite a bit all the time. He started out just shoving his foot out on my left side at 2:30am. I usually woke up feeling like I had a rock sticking out of my belly! He definitely was moving around during yesterday's sonogram session, but he did cooperate enough so that they could see his nose and upper lip to rule out a cleft palate.
Jason and I are off to Florida for the first two of three baby showers this weekend. When we first made the plans to go to Florida, it felt like it was sooooo far away and it's here already. Where did the time go? Before we know it, the next 16 weeks will fly by too and Monster will no longer be inside of me growing and kicking but a little baby that we get to hold in our arms and love to pieces. I shall be enjoying every minute of the next 16 weeks especially the lack of sleep, the lower back aches, and figuring out how to teach and get to the restroom every five minutes!