BJ has been trying to feel baby girl kicking for over 2 weeks now. I had my laptop on my lap the other day and she kicked really hard and I jumped up and moved over to his side of the couch and grabbed his hand to put it on my belly. Well of course I freaked him out because he didn’t know what was happening until it was too late. Wouldn’t you know she didn’t kick that hard again? BJ said I scared her when I jumped up, which I probably did. There have been quite a few times that she’s kicked but he just can’t feel it. He has pretty tough hands and I think that has been part of the issue. He barely feels it when the cat bites him while a bite that hard would almost draw blood from my hands.
Last night we were on the couch and I told him to come over to my side because she was kicking. He laid his hand across my belly and we waited. I told him to put some pressure with his fingertips because it’s easier to feel when you are also pushing from the outside. She kicked and I said, “Did you feel that??” He said, “I felt something!” And he looked at me and his eyes were all aglow. Then she kicked again and he felt it again. We were both laughing at this point. She seemed to settle down after that so the show was over unfortunately. Then he leaned over and kissed my belly and said “that’s a good girl, kicking so daddy can feel you.” My heart melted. I was so happy he was finally able to feel her move. I know that as she grows it will get easier and easier (heck, we’ll SEE my belly move eventually) but it was so nice for him to get to feel these early kicks. I should also mention that his tone of voice when talking to baby girl was the same tone he uses when he talks to our cats…so cute to hear him use that affectionate voice.
Of course, then he says “I hope we didn’t hurt her by pressing on her.” What a way to make me worry. Especially since she hasn’t given me any big kicks since then. I’ve felt her rolling a little bit but she is definitely not as active as she has been lately. He’s got me thinking we hurt her in some way. I searched online and it appears that we did not do anything that anyone else hasn’t done and everything is ok with them so I’ll have to assume that she’s fine in there. Baby’s fine, baby’s fine, baby’s fine.
No big plans for the weekend but I’m taking Monday off to spend with the husband as it’s his 40th birthday. We might go out to dinner with his sister Saturday night to celebrate. We have the LG this weekend so we need to figure out something to do. Our little town does not offer much. I’m just looking forward to sleeping in and hanging out with my boys…while my little girl tags along oblivious to it all. Hope you all have a great weekend!