Hello, in there …
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
14 weeks, 3 days pregnant
I went to bed on my right side again, since that seems to be the “good side” for feeling Little Baby. And sure enough, as soon as I was lying quietly, I could feel these gentle little nudges — again, on the left side only.
It was weird, because I had a song stuck in my head — the Don’t Stand So Close to Me/Young Girl mash-up from Glee
, if you’re curious — and it seemed like the nudges were happening in time to that. So to get the sound out of my head, and to see how frequently Little Baby was really
moving, I started counting …
One (tap!), two, three, four (tap!), five (tap!), six, seven (tap!), eight (tap!), nine, ten (tap!).
It was a very random pattern, which made it seem much more likely (and exciting). I lay there trying to determine exactly what it felt like — so I could describe it to you, my dear readers — and I eventually came up with … “a faint nudge.” Brilliant, no?
After a while, I stopped counting and tried to go to sleep, but I found myself still noticing the little nudges. They weren’t enough to keep me awake — yet! Eep — but they were definitely enough to be noticeable even when I wasn’t thinking about them.
I can’t imagine how it will feel when they’re real, can’t-ignore-’em kicks and punches. I’ve heard you can sometimes poke the baby gently, and they’ll poke you back. How much fun would that be?