Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Three Cheers for Ingrid! And Babies!

After a harrowing first night of no nuks, we are now settling into our new big girl routine.  Ingrid has stopped asking for her nuks for the most part, except when she wakes up at 5am.  After reminding her we don't have them anymore, she calms down and goes back to sleep for another hour, although I'm not able to.  Oh well.  Better than screaming for hours, right?

There was even a nap yesterday, how amazing is that? 

This just goes to show that I think we parents make more of a deal of things than the kids do.  I was SO worried about how it would go, SO worried that Ingrid would have a really hard time with this transition.  I was the same with her giving up bottles, and her crib, and both of those times it was a short couple days of getting used to things and then back to normal.  Kids are pretty resilient. 

In other news, I think I felt a wee kick in my belly this weekend.  I'm a little over 15 weeks so I'm not sure I'm supposed to feel it yet, but I swear it wasn't gas, it was in the same spot way down low where I know my uterus is, and since I know what it feels like from Ingrid, I don't think I'm imagining it!  This is exciting, because I was just starting to get that feeling that I'm not really pregnant, I'm really just fat and lazy and tired and sick.  This first part where you don't look pregnant and there's nothing going on internally to remind you you're pregnant is so hard!  It's hard to be excited, it's hard to think of the positives.  But when that kicking starts, oh boy!  All the sudden it comes crashing down--there is a human being in there.  That is so strange and cool!

8 comments:

Mommy, Papa and the 'Nuts said...

Can't wait to hear what "it" is!

MaryAnne said...

Hooray for baby kicks - and resilient toddlers!

Anna said...

That is great news! Baby kicks are awesome. I love having a baby to hold in my arms, but sometimes I still miss baby kicks :)

Chari said...

I love first baby kicks :-)

Anonymous said...

Don't give the next one a nuk! Its like alcohol, if you never have it, you don't know what you're missing! Mine HATED nuks thankfully. I wanted her to like them though because kids with nuks are cute...

Lyndsey said...

Yay for first kicks! I felt 'tickles' from Kaius at exactly 14 weeks and Nick and I BOTH felt STRONG kicks at 16 weeks. Of course, the OB we were seeing at that time claimed there was no way possible for us to feel him. *sigh*

How exciting though...those kicks really are such a pick you up. I mean, the first trimester it's fairly obvious you're pregnant what with morning sickness and extreme exhaustion, so it just sort of passes by. But, as soon as you've recovered a bit, you start wondering...what happened? lol, where's the baby?

Toni Tralala said...

Congratulations! I wonder how strange it feels to have something growing inside you.

Ingrid's going to be a big sister soon! :)

ringmaster said...

oh you felt it!!! yay!