Friday, September 24, 2010

Moving and Kicking

I've been feeling the baby move for a little over a week now and last night Anthony was able to feel it from the outside for the first time!!!

It has been so cool for me to be able to feel it now, and Anthony has been really bummed and felt left out that he hasn't been able to feel it :) Ever since it started, when I am at home and I feel the baby start to move around a lot (usually right after I've eaten something. Which is pretty much all the time) I'll just look over and casually tell Anthony, "The baby's moving". Almost every single time he immediately rushes over, sits down next to me and puts his hand on my belly. Usually the baby promptly stops moving at that point and without fail, Anthony will get a little sad face and say something like, "Dang! Move baby move!" and will shake my stomach a little bit. It is so cute when he does this!! He just gets so excited :)

Last night I had some Lime and Salt popcorn (delicious by the way!!!) and the baby started moving around like crazy!! As usual, I told Anthony and he came right over only this time the baby didn't stop. After a few times of me going, "Did you feel that?....or that?" Finally there was one really strong one right underneath Anthony's palm and we both turned to look at each other at the same time. I was in the middle of saying "Did you feel that?" and he was in the middle of saying, "Was that one?". Anthony was surprised that he finally felt something and was grinning ear to ear and going, "Woohooooo!". (Can you tell my husband is really just a big kid?). Almost immediately after that the baby stopped moving and after the expected "Baby, wake up so I can feel you again!!" and little belly shake from Anthony we went to bed.

Everyone keeps telling me that I will miss feeling the baby after he or she is born, and I can see why. It is so exciting, and special, and profound. I also love that Anthony gets so excited about everything, it makes it that much more fun for us to be starting this parenthood journey together.


Happy said...

Ahhhhh, that is so exciting!!!!!! Isn't being pregnant (once you aren't sick anymore) the coolest thing ever?!?!? I absolutely cherished EVERY SINGLE movement I felt when I was pregnant with Teya. Seriously, it never got old. SO SO SO cool! I'm so glad that you are enjoying it so much too!! And that Anthony is too!

Lindsey and Bryan said...

Yay! I loved feeling the baby move:) Isn't it the best? It's so exciting!