So many ups and downs of pregnancy. 40 weeks is a LONG time. Sometimes I forget to just LIVE in the moment and enjoy it for what it is. Reflecting on my current 31 weeks, here are my thoughts.
I feel so truly blessed right now to be experiencing such personal and private moments between my son and I. (Hee, hee... my son!). Recently, I turned to Brandyn and said "I'm going to the store... and I'm taking the baby with me!" LOL. Really though, it is pretty cool to spend the day carrying my baby around... feeling him move... watching my belly jump with his squirming.
He's moving around a lot these days, but differently than he was before. Before I could feel random kicks through out the day. Now... I feel movement. If I put my hand on my belly, I can almost always find his little rump (or some hard body part). Then he slowly moves across my hand - adjusting positions. I still get the occasional KICK. Like I did when I was falling asleep on BART earlier this week. He totally woke me up with his strong kick... and it was all I could do to keep my mouth shut and not cry out from being startled awake!
This morning I was talking to Baby C, as all the books encourage you to do. I'm not even sure what I was saying... something like "Are you playing around in there? I feel you kicking... can't wait to play with you out here." And then I found myself walking to the car... STILL talking out loud... about the frost on the front yard and how cold! I hope Baby C appreciates hearing my voice... 'cause I'm starting to feel like a nut!