Nugget at 19 weeks!
I don't know what else to call it. To Nickie, it looks like it scares her out of her seat. But when the baby kicks, all I can feel through Nickie is a little "ping!". Nickie's been feeling Nugget's movements for about a week. I've been harrassing the baby to get her to wake up and have been generally successful. She moves, kicks and does some weird vibrating movement when I talk to her, but that's only been by report. It's been fun to see Nickie jump with her eyes lit up when the baby would twitch, but I haven't been able to feel it until today.
This has been the only thing I think I would say I'm jealous of. My maternal urges have been adequately quelled til this point. I wish I could have the baby in me for just a few minutes. I'm just curious!
I read the other night that fetuses can start to taste flavors in amniotic fluid around week 22. I started to wonder what the baby likes. Would she freak out with hot sauce? Is there anything that she thinks is gross? Does she have a favorite yet? I hope she loves peanut butter; she wouldn't be mine otherwise.
I thought as a nurse I had a good understanding of this whole process, but watching it from this angle continues to baffle me. A parasite in my wife can taste what she's eating?! What?!
Update: We saw Valeree, the midwife today. All is well. We found out that when we go to Key West at the end of the week, Nickie can go in the hot tub outside our room for short periods. Valeree talked about the cyst and confirmed that it is benign. We have the option of a follow-up ultrasound in a few weeks.
22 Weeks! Bets are on as to when her bellybutton will fall out. I give it 5 weeks!