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babysugar Diaries: Kicking at the Dentist Already

Much to my chagrin, I visited my dentist for a six–month–cleaning the other day. As a pregnant lady, they let me pass on x–rays that would otherwise harm my unborn child. They did not, however, let me escape scraping my pearly whites with the tartar removing scalpel that sounds like nails on a chalkboard and feels like a jackhammer on my gums. I was grateful to the hygienist for his hard work. My bun in the oven was not so kind.

As I've mentioned before, my baby has been moving around for a couple of weeks now. When the deep cleaning routine began, the little bugger got fired up in my belly. The entire process was torture in my mouth and a circus in my tummy.

Were there certain activities or foods that got your tot–to–be wound up?

schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
Not really. In fact, he would sometimes go HOURS without moving much, which constantly freaked the crap out of me. I nearly went to the hospital a dozen times thinking something was wrong. He almost never moved overnight and sometimes it would be 10 AM before I really felt him. And then they would tell you to lie still to count kicks, but that never worked either. He seemed more active when I was active, which was apparently backwards. It was stressful for me! But when he did move, boy did he move! He lodged his foot in my rib around month 6 and never stopped. And he really enjoyed punching my cervix for about the last month or two. My trip to the dentist was before I could feel him move, so I have no idea if it affected him.
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
i hate going to the dentist....I imagine once I am pregnant, I will not be going for a check-up. I have to have sedation dentistry I hate it so much!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
They all had different times. My oldest, it was right when I went to bed. I used to love bedtime, I'd lie there for hours feeling him run around. My second loved music from the time he was conceived. My third, she simply moved constantly. She's still in constant motion at 5 1/2 months.
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