Waking up baby
Sometimes when baby is too quiet in there I try to wake him up. This usually involves a very loud song and some belly-poking. Most of the time this works quite well, sometimes he needs a little more coaxing. One time he just refused to wake up. I talked even louder. I did a little belly shaking. Baby didn’t budge. C joked about how baby must be deaf (probably due to my singing) and that I should try signing to him. LOL 🙂
Anyhow, it makes me feel better to feel him move around in there. When he first wakes up, he just moves his head and little arms around. Then a short time later he remembers that he has legs and starts kicking and kneeing me. He’s in the head-down position. Depending on the current capacity of my bladder and stomach, those kicks can either be delightfully cute or downright uncomfortable. Both cases are belly-morphing in nature.
Actually, I should include one detail- it makes me feel better when baby moves and I’m actually awake.
Today I was taking a nap. Or rather I was TRYING to take a nap. More specifically mommy was trying to nap and baby was wide awake. I started off on my left side. Just as I got settled in and started to drift off- wham! I felt like my bladder was about to explode. Any reasonable person would simply get up and relieve the problem. I’m not reasonable. I was too tired and comfortable to be reasonable. So I heaved my belly over to where I was laying on my right side. Mommy got comfortable again and Baby settled down. Then WHAM! This was NOT a pleasant feeling. Mommy’s nap was officially over.