Ooooh, I love the names you all are thinking of! Dh and I tend to not really talk names until much closer to the birth (I really like to see "who" the baby is after the birth before I try to put names to him/her), but I love hearing what other folks are thinking of for their little ones
Movement...my little guy seems active most of the time now (I'm a bit over 22 weeks), but that's just started very recently. As someone else said, I realized while watching my u/s that the baby can be moving quite a bit in there, and I won't be able to feel it! Oceanbaby, I hope you get some reassurance soon, though, either with some good kicks or a listen.
Has anyone else noticed that they can feel little baby parts yet
? I was laying in bed very early this morning, and started feeling my belly while I thought thoughts to the baby. I located a sharp little bump up next to my belly button; I think it may have been a foot or knee. It would retract a bit, then press back out. A while later, I noticed it had moved off into the nether regions again. Too cool
Anybody read "Our Babies, Ourselves", by Meredith Small? What an interesting read! She takes a look at various cultures around the world and describes the different ways they treat babies and children. Many baby practices are based simply on helping the child grow to achieve certain characteristics that are important within that particular culture. It makes a great deal of sense. It also makes you question whether or not you agree with the characteristics that your own culture tends to consider important, and subsequently foster in babies and young children! I'm about half way through the book, and have just finished reading about some of James McKenna's research. Good stuff.
Joni, due 7-17-ish, and the gang