Thursday, February 01, 2007

The quickening

In the past couple weeks, I have started to feel the baby move. It has grown from " that gas or the baby?" to "What are you DOING in there?!"

It did not feel like "flutters" or "butterflies" or "bubbles" or any of the other froofy language the books used to describe it. It felt like tiny muscle spasms down in my abdomen.

Last week, I lay down with Max for a late-afternoon nap. I snuggled up to him, with my front against his back. I could feel the tiny spasms very low down. The baby was kicking just above my pelvic bone. I started to laugh.

"What's so funny?" Max asked.

"The baby is kicking you in the butt right now."

"Damn. Kid's not even born yet and it's already kicking my ass."

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