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.


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.


  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.

  2. Ha aha, an alien huh? Just think when little Analise (spelling?) actually comes out of your 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. :)