Good morning Speccie!
You have got bigger and stronger for sure! Last night I felt SOLID big kicks/movements for the first time. It was after watching the tennis, I went to bed and couldn’t sleep, so lay there and felt you moving around for a bit. You really felt like you were wriggling around a lot. I’ve read that you are more likely to be active at night as my walking about and moving rocks you to sleep during the day.
So, with my hands on my stomach, I laid there and practiced my yoga breathing and pelvic floor strengthening exercises (the fear of you tearing when you come out outweighs the laziness and I’m doing them every day). Anyway, that seemed to stimulate you even more, and you went a little bit “Hi, I’m here, stop that and give me some attention. No?? Well, I’ll just kick/punch you as hard as I can repeatedly!” Or maybe, to be more <mindblank word has disappeared. baby brain. Insert appropriate word here>, you were perhaps just testing newfound strength in your little body and saying hello as best you know how.
I lay there for a bit longer and decided that not only could I feel you from the inside, but my hands could definitely feel you too. So I woke your slumbering dad up (he is a bit used to it ’cause i do it relatively frequently when he has just fallen asleep in 3 seconds – or less – and I lie there for hours); and after listening to him grump a bit, got him to put his hand on my belly and push gently down near my bladder. And you obliged and remained practising the kicks/frisbee-throwing action. At first it was a bit softer, so I waited and then said out loud when you did a big one. He didn’t feel it, but about half a second later you did an almightly HUGE GINORMOUS big one and he withdrew his hand in shock and disbelief. I think he liked it but was actually a bit scared, or shocked at how strongly he felt it. Your dad then immediately went back to sleep after assuring me he felt you too. So there. You have made bodily contact with your dad and me now. Good one.
This morning you are at it again. Maybe you are hungry and letting me know. I will go find some yoghurt & fruit to satisfy my and your hunger.
p.s. we get to see you today for our check-up scan. I hope all your bits are there and in the right spot. I was worried about it last night so your kicking/punching was very well-timed ’cause it really helped put me at ease. You really must have been doing a big aerobic workout so all your heart chambers etc must be fine, surely. Anyway, we’ll see today. Hope the noise & intrusion doesn’t bother you too much.