I am at week 22 and this baby is wildly active especially when I am sitting still. He kicks and punches and I can just imagine him dancing around. I hope he has more rhythm that Tracy and me. We both stayed in the house all day yesterday and read books because it was rainy and we wanted to be lazy. I spent the time in between reading watching my belly jump around. It’s like having extra large muscle spasms in my belly. Some people said the movement would feel like butterflies – not sure where they got that. My friend Paola said it felt like a big gas ball – much more accurate than butterflies. But, to me it’s like that twitch you sometimes get on your eyebrow that you can’t control – except that twitch is on steroids. I love it though. A couple of ladies told me the other day that I would miss that feeling after the baby is born. I have been thinking about that wondering if I will really miss it or if I just love the reassurance that there is life inside me. I think I will be so distracted by this new being once he arrives that I will be taking care of, I won’t have time to miss the uncontrollable movements of my tummy.
The other day, I was getting ready to go eat lunch with my dad and I kept having this uncontrollable feeling that I had to pee. I would go to the bathroom and could produce nothing but a trickle. Ten minutes later, I felt like “Oh my goodness – I really have to pee this time.” I’d go to the bathroom – trickle, trickle. I finally decided that Little Davis was using my bladder as a footstool. The doctor said that he is upright – feet down position, but he should turn in the next trimester. I already knew his feet were down, because all the kicking was on my bladder.
I have so enjoyed being pregnant up to this point though. I told Tracy that I think I may want to stay pregnant. It’s nice not having to worry about sucking in your pooch when you wear a fitted shirt. Pregnancy allows you to just let it hang over your skirt or pants without feeling fat. It’s awesome. I have also loved (especially at school) how everyone tells you how cute or beautiful you look. I bet I heard that at least 10 times a day when I was working. I don’t know how anyone could tire of constant compliments.
So, Tracy thinks that if he pushes on my belly with his finger, the baby is reaching up to touch his hand. He is going to be such an amazing daddy. He is already so helpful and caring and understanding. I have been walking at least 4 to 5 days a week and he continually reminds me not to overdo it. He said the other day that I should just stay in the house until the baby is born. After about two days of me staying in the house, he would be begging me to get out and go shopping or visiting or something – I would be utterly crazy.
I decided to start reading my daily scriptures aloud today. When I was reading, Davis started moving around. I am going to believe that he can already hear our voices and learn from them. Gosh, it just occurred to me that when I go back to work in August he will definitely be able to hear. He’s going to be a student too! WOW! No telling how he’s going to turn out.