Wednesday, August 10, 2011

THUMP

It was midnight this past Sunday.  Baby Madzar & I's 18 Week Anniversary.  Joe had just finished the final touches on the nursery walls.  I was laying in bed relieved that the first nursery project was done.  I leaned back on a heap of pillows and began my nightly ritual of poking Baby Madzar and hoping for some sort of kick/head butt/elbow jab back.  With a mix of sleepiness and idleness I started to drift off when something caught my attention.

THUMP.

A sudden tap on the palm of my right hand.  My eyes darted to the convex surface that is my new midsection.  Was that what I thought it was?

THUMP.

It was.
JOE!  JOE, COME HERE! 
He dashed into the room with panicked curiosity.
PUT YOUR HAND RIGHT HERE! 
Before he could interpret my demands I jerked his left hand toward me and pressed it firmly on my lower stomach.

THUMP.

DID YOU FEEL THAT?
No, I don't think so.
COME ON, JOE!

THUMP.

WHAT ABOUT THAT TIME?!
No response from Joe because it was simply unnecessary.  I could see it in his face.

THUMP.

We felt it again.  A HUGE smile stretched across Joe's face so far that it leaped onto mine.  We just smiled at one another for the longest time.

Babe's telling you they're ready to go to bed.  You need to hit the hay.

I laughed.  And cried, as most pregnant women do.   I was thinking Babe was telling their dad what a great job he had done on the nursery.  Either way it was sort of like our first family conversation.  And it was a good one.
With all that thumping, Babe might just be a soccer player like their Dad & Dida.

6 comments:

Perpetual Blind Date said...

HOW EXCITING!!! Im thinking sooner or later you are going to have to post pictures of your baby bump!

lauren said...

eeeeks! i have been out of the loop--obviuosly! congratulations!! can't wait to see what gets moved in that sweet little nursery.. the best part being of course one sweet perfect little baby. :) blessings on your belly one thousand times over :)

Faye said...

how exciting!! i'm so happy you can share these magic moments via blog! love you!

Shauna said...

oh there's nothing like feeling your baby move for the first time. you'll never forget it. it gets even better though...soon, you'll see your whole stomach move and take on the most interesting shapes and positions. like an alien ubduction and inplantation i swear. a good one:)

thepinkpaintedgiraffe.com said...

YAY! Baby kicks are the best part about being pregnant!

Melissa said...

I love this photo! Great angle! And i LOVE your thump story!! Hard to believe my thump just turned 16... Enjoy every moment! It's so exciting!!