Friday, August 24, 2007

5:30 a.m. That's when Possum woke me up this morning. 5:30 a.m. We're going on Day 2 of I Am Baby, Hear Me Roar... This kid is definitely making his presence known. It feels like I swallowed a puppy that's chasing a kitten that's attacking a monkey. I don't know if he's hungry or bored or what, but man. I don't know about you, but I always assumed that kicking felt sort of cute. Whenever I'd see pregnant women putting their husband's hands on their bellies they were always smiling. It made it seem relaxing, like getting a little massage.

Yeah, fuck that.

Don't get me wrong. Feeling the baby? Way better than not feeling the baby. But for such a "natural" thing, it sure does feel... "scary" might be too strong. It's definitely startling and uncomfortable. Imagine your organs flipping. Seriously, I don't know how people with twins (or, gah!, octuplets) handle it. And those pioneer women? MAN. Butchering hogs and stuffing mattresses with straw and lugging water from the creek while juggling god knows how many young'uns... I've said it before and I'll say it again, I would have made a crappy pioneer wife.

I hope they bitched too.


Woman with a Hatchet said...

We referred to Caitlin as Leviathan Baby, the first time around. There were arms and legs and elbows and things everywhere. Mostly embedded in my ribs, it seemed. Pummeling, rather than kicking, is how I would have described it.

With the twins, they seem less active than Caitlin was, which I can only assume is due to the lack of space and that they possibly poke one another more than they poke outwards at me.

Although, right now Emma appears to be having the hiccups, which is actually very cute and odd at the same time.

Valerie said...

I only remember being woken up from the poking one time. Other than that I LOOOOOVED feeling them move, it must have been the lack of room that kept the kicking at bay. If we were to have a singleton next he or she would have a two room apartment to knock around in. Hmmm, that does sound painful.

Oh and we did make references to Aliens on more than one occasion, as I recall.