Whole lotta shak’n going on

Today I thought I felt the earth move. And I probably did. But it wasn’t the earth that was shaking (or at least I’m not sure if we had too many large aftershocks today) — it was the baby rocking the boat. She’s getting pretty big now, at least it seems to me. Her kicks aren’t as strong because there ain’t much room to move around in there. But when she rolls or flips or has the hiccups or tries to flap her arms, everything moves. Even my chair. Sometimes she moves just up and out of the blue and I tend to roll with her for some odd reason. It’s like miniearthquakes all the time.

Oh sure, she has a regular wake/sleep pattern that I know pretty well. She does change it up every couple of days, though, I guess this is normal. I like laughing at her and how she vies for my attention or if I put something on my stomach that she doesn’t like or wants to play with (Wii controller, she likes; tight pants, not so much).With the first baby, it’s hard to know. Everyone has an opinion and everyone says something different. That just goes to show you how unique babies are as individuals even when they aren’t here yet.

And speaking of “getting here,” we hit 34 weeks on Tuesday, so baby is coming soon. A couple in our childbirth class who was a month ahead of us (timewise, anyway) had their baby on Wednesday, a beautiful boy. So, it seems more real as time draws closer. If only the nursery were done. But that’s a weekend project for this weekend (hopefully).

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