Itís bird, itís a plane, itís Jackie Chan!
When it came to pregnancy, I always wanted to know how things were for other people. How much weight were they gaining, what their bellies looked like, when they went into labor. So, of course, I wanted to know when people felt the baby kick.
When I thought of my baby in there, I always imagined a little thing, just walking around on the walls of my uterus. Yes, I know it sounds silly. I get it. But? Thatís what I thought. A mall-walking fetus.
Trying to explain to someone what those first few kicks are like is trying to explain a sneeze. You see it in your mind. You can almost feel it, but you canít put it to words.
A girl I knew had described the feeling as ďbutterflies in her belly.Ē I went weeks waiting for the butterfly feeling. It never came. Then I started waiting for big kicks. They didnít come either.
Even better, it is more like trying to describe a fart, since that is the portion of your body that is all wonky, anyways. Go ahead. Describe one. Iíll wait.
Finally, I caught on and put the television remote on my belly. When it started to bounce, I knew it was the baby. Even though I couldnít feel my baby, I could see that she was kicking.
The best part about when the baby started to kick meant that we had ďInteractive Fetus!Ē Interactive Fetus was a lot of fun. You could blow on your belly and make her jump. If you pressed enough, sheíd start to kick.
And sometimes, if her Daddy stuck his face next to the belly and talked long enough, sheíd kick him in the face.