this babe is a MOVER. the kicks just keep coming and getting stronger and stronger. tonight while we were hanging out on the couch i had my shirt up over my belly (because that's how I waddle around the house these days) and we were entertained for a good few minutes watching my belly move as little thang tap danced around in there. i am SO aware that there is a little person growing inside my belly. i remember when i first started feeling kicks it was the craziest thing. it just felt so other than. like something with a mind of it's own was in there moving around.
my teacher told us a story today that i thought was just fascinating. when she was an apprentice she attended the birth of a woman who had been laboring for awhile. this particular woman had birthed with them before and normally went quickly, so the midwife decided to check the baby's position to make sure she hadn't turned breech. when the midwife went to feel for a head, she squealed and pulled her hand out. she quickly reassured everyone with a smile and told them that the baby was most definitely face down because she had just tried to suck on her finger.