Tuesday, March 27, 2007

UFO: Unidentified Fidgity Object

The first time I felt the baby move I was lying on my stomach reading "What to Expect When You're Expecting," or some other pregnancy book. All was calm. And then the baby moved and I jumped up and dropped my book. It was the strangest thing I had ever felt in my life.

I've gotten used to those movements though. I still like feeling them, but it hasn't startled me for a long time.

Last night we were talking in bed and I was lying on my left side with my tummy resting on my right hand. All was calm and then the baby kicked my hand and I could actually feel her body part (foot or hand, I don't know). She kicked so hard that it scared me and I jumped, scaring Andrew.

Sure, I've felt her before but it's always been a big blob, so I'm assuming that what I was feeling would have been her head or her back or her behind.

This was an honest-to-goodness limb. It was the strangest thing I've ever felt in my whole entire life.

Andrew wanted to know why I jumped, so I told him. He said that was silly because the baby's been moving for awhile now so I should be used to it.

She was still pretty active and was picking on my left hip, so I put Andrew's hand on my tummy where she had kicked me before.

Pretty soon she delivered a whopping kick (she seems to kick back at anything that gives her the slightest pressure--like the ultrasound probe or Andrew's hand).

Andrew squirmed and said, "That was like, a leg or something!"

Yes, yes, it was. That is why I jumped.

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When my friend, Alicia, was pregnant with her second child she said, "I feel like there's an alien living inside of me." I think I'm starting to feel like that, too.

2 comments:

  1. One of my older 3 actually woke David up in the middle of the night...I was fast asleep, and woke up to him trying to move me, so my prego belly didn't touch him.

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  2. Ha aha, an alien huh? Just think when little Analise (spelling?) actually comes out of your body...now if that doesn't remind you of some ALIEn versus Predator movie, then I don't know what will.

    Really, it is truly amazing how God and you work together to form and bring a beautiful baby onto this earth, it is a miracle. :)

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