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03 November 2006 @ 09:30 am
baby news  
The baby has graduating from tickling me to fully kicking me.  That didn't take long.  On Wednesday night, I was lying on the couch with my hand on my belly when I felt a kick -- with my hand.  I was not expecting it so I wasn't sure if I imagined it or what, but I started concentrating and about five minutes later, I felt three right in a row.  I was sure John would be able to feel them but he wasn't there.  When he got home the baby wasn't doing too much, so we waited until last night to spend some time with him trying to feel them.  He had very little patience so about 30 seconds after he got himself all settled with his hand on my belly, and nothing happened, he pulled out a $100 bill and started rustling it around, saying, "Come on baby, most babies don't make that in a year!"  The baby doesn't care about money evidently (cool!), but a while later John got to feel it and it was a really neat moment.

Only 10 more days until we get to (hopefully) find out what it is!

Sarah: lovesarahjeangirl on November 3rd, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
So you don't want the sex to be a surprise?
You can't just give up on pulling up your pantsannieoakley999 on November 3rd, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
It is a surprise! We'll be surprised on 11/13!

Naw, we're expecting a boy. John's mom plus this other very intuitive person (Marlene, the cleaning lady at my work, sounds weird but she is a very caring and connected type person) are really sure about it. But we want to find out to make preparations easier since there's not that much unisex stuff out there, and I don't want all yellow and green in any case. For some reason they really don't make stuff in bold colors either, which would be okay for both. But for some reason, I really believe Marlene because every time she sees me she is more and more sure. So if the ultrasound says it's a girl, then it will REALLY be a surprise!
Sarahsarahjeangirl on November 3rd, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
interesting! well, I guess you'll find out soon!
purrlteapurrltea on November 4th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
I agree it's a surprise whenever you find out! I never quite get why some people say it ruins the surprise to find out the sex before the baby is born.
purrlteapurrltea on November 4th, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
Wow, you are lucky you can feel such strong kicks so early! Your baby must have strong legs :) I can't feel anything yet because I have an anterior placenta that cushions all the movement. Instead of beating up my belly, he beats on the placenta.
You can't just give up on pulling up your pantsannieoakley999 on November 6th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
I know, it's pretty early! I love it. Even in the short time I've been noticing them as kicks (less than a week) I've noticed a pattern, like (s)he's really active mid-morning, around 10 or 11, and then there's another little burst after dinner.

I told my mom about John being able to feel it already and she laughed in a kind of sinister way and predicted that by 36 weeks or so I'm going to be begging it to come out!