I had no idea that babies kick and squirm so much during pregnancy. I guess in observing any pregnant woman from the outside, her belly always looks like a static basketball. I thought kicking and punching was pretty sporadic, boy was I wrong. There is so much more fluidity and movement than I expected. I’m surprised that a little arm doesn’t bust out and start waving wildly. Sometimes it is especially incessant as if she is saying “Change your position so I can get comfortable!” “Bring me apple slices with peanut butter!”
The other night the kicking kept me up from about 3 am to 5am. So I lay there getting pummeled and randomly thinking about how nice a cold refreshing beverage of coke would be. And I thought the disrupted sleep wouldn’t happen until after birth!
Names continue to elude us. I want that perfect name, not too common but not so unusual that people don’t know how to pronounce or spell it. A name that intrigues because it is unique, but also a name that is down to earth. A name that isn’t too feminine, princessy, high maintenance or sorority girl. I bet I just sealed my fate by saying that. Regardless of her name, twenty years from now she be calling Daddy from college to ask if he will pay for her boob job. And Mom will have a cerebral hemorrhage.
She’s nearly a foot long! Like a sub. I feel the weight of it more, especially when walking uphill. The freakish 83 degree weather the other day was torturous. I discovered that the car’s air conditioning no longer works. So I drove for an hour in hot blowing air and it took forever to cool down after that, much longer than usual, and drained all my energy with it too. Baby is 15 pound insulation and growing all the time.
Steve and I had another snacks while you sleep moment in the other day. We were watching 30 Rock and Tina Fey was lying at home on a couch in a slanket, slicing and eating cheese. She says in singsong voice, while cutting a slice, “Working on my night cheese!” We were dying. Apparently it is the twist on some song, which I wouldn’t know, but it was still the funniest one liner I’ve ever seen on tv. I guess you had to be there!