the muffin chronicles: prologue – week 20
At our sonogram today, the doctor told us that Muffin weighs around 12oz and is about the size of an open hand. Actually she said “your open hand”, in which case I asked “Whose open hand? His or mine?” She looked at my hand as I held it out and said “Ok, an average open hand”, which means the baby is closer to the size of Karl’s open hand than mine.
It took a while to check everything because someone was not being cooperative for the technician or the doctor. Muffin spent the entire time on his/her stomach and refused to flip over! Eventually they were able to mark off everything on the checklist and confirm that Muffin is developing normally, though a bit of a stubborn streak was apparent. The baby even refused to pose for the camera!
Well, we did get one decent-ish shot of Muffin’s face:
I started feeling the baby move toward the end of last week. Karl hasn’t been able to feel the baby yet; it’s still too early to feel anything from the outside, but every time I feel Muffin moving and Karl puts his hand on my belly Muffin stops moving. He’s as anxious as I was to feel the baby move, but at least he was able to see Muffin moving around on the big screen today. At one point, one of the rare moments when we had a profile view, we saw Muffin yawning and stretching. So cute! And even though the baby was a bit camera shy today, I have a feeling it will be a social butterfly like its dad. We were at a friend’s on Saturday evening and Muffin was incredibly active most of the time we were there.
For those of you who have been wondering, I haven’t had any major cravings as of yet. I’ve had a hankering for various foods here and there, but those are usually due to the power of suggestion rather than an internal craving. I’m quite satisfied with my usual fare. Although early on I had a very strong hankering for pizza which was strange for one very lactose intolerant me. I didn’t want just any ol’ pizza though. I wanted a specific specialty pizza from Michigan. Thankfully, Fricano’s will bake, freeze and mail pizza orders! Was it worth ordering pizza from Michigan and paying a little extra for delivery? You bet! No one makes pizza like Fricano’s! Even Karl, who has tasted pizza from all over New York and New Jersey, was impressed. And the cherry on top was I found out that Lactaid pills work when I’m pregnant! (They didn’t make much of a difference when I tried them before.)
That’s about it as far as cravings go. Of course, tomorrow could be a completely different story!