Just a quick post today. I’m traveling around the state again this week and next so I might be a little out-of-pocket. Seems that pregnant Belle is not as peppy as non-pregnant Belle and driving for 8 hours a day and interviewing people takes more energy then I expected!
This morning I did a killer glute workout plus my regular upper body workout. 70 minutes total of strength training in my little sewing room with the window open and a steady stream of cats wandering in to see what the heck their mom was doing and then smell the ice cold air. It was a good start to my day!
After my workout I rewarded myself, as always, with a little check on Chicken with the doppler. I’ve been worried that I am not feeling much in the way of movement. I think I feel bubbles and flutters but then a big fart will come out 10 minutes later and I can’t really be sure. I worry that something is wrong with the Chicken that is causing a reduction in fetal movement.
This morning I squirted a liberal amount of goo on my belly, turned on the doppler and started my hunt. I found the heart tones pretty quickly for a change and was about to zen out to them for a bit when I felt my belly and hand move right under the doppler probe. Shocked, I jerked my hand back.
“Was that a muscle spasm?” I asked out loud to Yum Yum. “I did not do any core today so surely it was not. Maybe I imagined it. I put the probe back down and within a second another jolt bounced my belly and probe.
“Holy Shit, I think that is the Chicken!” Yum Yum was unimpressed but I was pumped. Maybe the Chicken IS moving around in there and I just have not noticed? Or maybe the anterior placenta is creating a movement buffer? I don’t know! What ever it is, the two big thumps directly on the doppler probe are highly suspect. I think my Chicken was not in the mood and saying “Maaaaa! Go away! GAH!”
Happy Friday, sweet readers!