Dad, meet Max…..
For the last few weeks, I’ve been feeling Max kick, roll, and somersault pretty strongly in my belly. It’s crazy to me that I can feel him so strongly from the inside, but rarely (if at all) from the outside. The times that I have felt him from the outside have been a huge surprise, but as soon as I move my hand back again, he decides to chill for a while.
Sean and I have had many nights (that’s when Max is the most active….go figure?!) with conversations that go like this:
Kim: Put your hand here. No. Here. Wait…now hold still. Did you feel that?
Kim: Well just concentrate! Did you feel that?
Sean: Nope. Nothing.
Kim: Are you sure?
Sean: Seriously? I can’t feel anything (moves hand off my belly).
Kim: Wait! He did it again! Did you feel THAT?
Kim: Ok…right there…stop moving your hand! No…press lighter, or he’ll swim away.
Sean: I don’t feel anything. This is dumb.
Kim: Wait! He just did it again!
To the point where I started to feel really silly. And then….last Sunday night….
Kim: Put your hand right here. No, down lower. Did you feel that?
Kim: Ok, just wait. Crap…now he’s not moving. Oh wait…
Sean: I felt that!
Kim: You did? Where?
Sean: Right where my fingers are, and then on my palm!
Kim: Are you sure? What did it feel like?
Sean: Like a little thump, and then a smaller one!
Kim: Are you sure it wasn’t my pulse? Did it move in a rhythm?
Sean: I’m sure! I just felt it once, and then nothing. Max is an over-achiever! The doctor said I wouldn’t be able to feel anything until at least 24 weeks!