Friday, November 27, 2009

Knock-Knock

Warning: This is a Happy Pregnancy Post. If you can't bear to read happy pregnancy stuff at the moment, you might want to skip this one. I wouldn't want anyone barfing on their computer because of my sappy post.

Last Sunday my DH and I were engaged in our usual morning routine - sitting on the couch, reading the newspaper and enjoying our coffee. (Yes, I drink 1 cup of delicious coffee per day). I kept feeling baby boy kick and poke and tap and carry on in there doing some world class gymnastics.

I leaned back into the couch, pulled my shirt up a bit, and we both gazed at my belly.

There! We saw it!

For the first time ever we could really see my belly pop and bubble and bounce and poke out here and there! Over and over. It lasted several minutes. I was grinning like an idiot.

It was the most amazing thing to actually see it. My DH said, "It's like he's trying to get out" and that's just what it looked like.

The feeling of it though, is incredibly strange. Each time, it's startling and takes me by surprise. It's as though you're standing with your eyes closed and some person begins poking you with their finger, randomly, here and there. You can't anticipate when it will happen, where it will happen, or how strong the poke will be. So each time it happens, you jump a little from the surprise of it.

Soon enough, baby boy went back to sleep. But how I enjoyed watching him knock around in there! I definitely feel his movements more and more frequently. What wonderful reassurance!
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13 comments:

tootertotz said...

That definitely is one of the stranger and coolest parts of being pregnant, isn't it?! If you haven't experienced it yet...I wish you baby hiccups.

During my pregnancy with our son, he would get the hiccups ALL the time. It was usually fun but would get old when it happened in the middle of the night and I was trying to fall back asleep. Still today, I tell him about it and we laugh. It is an absolute treat!!!

Continued peace to you and your pregnancy.

C Lo said...

:)

tireegal68 said...

Sweet ! When I first felt a friend's baby moving in her belly and saw him kick and wriggle I squealed out loud! So cool! And I am glad to hear you have one cup of coffee a day - you might just be my role model!

tireegal68 said...

Ps thanks for being so excited for me! It means a lot to me :)

Mad Hatter said...

Oh, thank you for sharing that and describing it so vividly...I'm happy that you're so happy and enjoying your bouncy boy!!
Love,
Maddy

Fran said...

Oh sweetie, like Maddy I am absolutely delighted that you are so happy! You described it so well and so vividly that I felt I was there with you on the couch! Much love, Fran

just me, dawn said...

don't feel bad about your coffee....I allow myslef 2 half caff cups per day (some days I have them, some days I have one, or none, but I am allowed) and it is NOT the coolest thing? I love it even when I wake up at 3am and realize it is bebe playing and i can't go back to sleep!

embieadoptmom said...

SO AWESOME!! Can't wait for the day!

musicmakermomma said...

It is so great to feel the baby doing something independent from you - I tell ya it doesn't stop after they're born! I still get sort of choked up when my little guy does something on his own for the first time. But there is nothing like those first kicks to really show you it is a new person in there!

PS - I had one cuppa most days too.

Lorraine said...

We really are on the same schedule - a few days ago my daughter and I were watching my belly as it popped and bulged with some really strong movements. Up until now I would say it felt more like squirming than kicking - now it's definitely kicks, punches and maybe the Latin hustle?

I'm so glad you're doing well!

stillhopeful said...

Those kicks and pokes are the best. And it just gets more amazing as the baby gets bigger, you can really feel the body parts moving inside of you. Very cool. Enjoy every minute of it!!

cindyhoo2 said...

What a spectacular moment!! Now how about some video of said bell-dance? :)

Gwynn said...

I remember this being one of the most magical things about being pregnant. Every time it happened I just beamed. And once I gave birth I really missed it. (Well, other than the times he moved up so far under my ribs that I had to shove him down so that I could breathe!)

I know your savoring every moment, but truly do not forget to take as many mental snapshots as you can.