So I've been feeling the baby a bit here and there for the last couple of weeks. It's mostly just been a fluttery feeling that I really had to concentrate on to feel and it was still only coming from the inside.
Yesterday Boyd and I were headed to the Goldeyes home opener (yay baseball!) so I wanted to have a quick nap after work since I knew I'd be up pretty late at the game. I laid down and almost immediately felt Rufus rolling around in there. Then, all of the sudden - THUMP! right in the middle of my belly. It shocked me a bit because I hadn't felt that before. So I put my hand on my belly to see if I could feel it from the outside. A minute or so later - THUMP! I felt it on my hand! I called out to Boyd to come into the bedroom. He came in and I just stuck his hand on my belly. "You might have to keep it there for a little bit" I told him. Of course, I worried that now that the baby knew I called him in, he'd be a jerk and not do it again. A minute or so passed again and THUMP! Boyd looked at me with huge eyes and asked "Was that it?!" I nodded excitedly. Shortly after, another THUMP! Boyd was SO excited. He laughed and kept repeating "that is so cool!" I love seeing him that ridiculously happy!
Rufus was kind of quiet during the ball game itself, only moving around a few times. Then the fireworks started after the game and THUMP THUMP THUMP! I can just picture him in there - "What the hell is going on?! We're under attack! Oh my god, what is that noise?!?!?" Sorry Rufus, you won't have to deal with that again until July 1st.
I'm SO happy that Boydo was able to finally feel the baby move. And since yesterday, he's been thumping around in there a lot. I kind of describe it like when you have a muscle spasm - a strange twitchy feeling that you can't really do anything about. It's taking some getting used to, but it's quite neat. I've also noticed he moves around a lot in the afternoon/evening right after I'm finished work. I bet he's probably thinking "oh thank goodness, I'm away from all those crazy high-pitched noises. I don't know what those are, but I'm so happy I don't make those noises!" He's going to be pretty mad when he's born and discovers that he sounds just like a baby too. ;)
I think it's neat that his really hard movements seem to coincide with the week that his senses are developing. We're wondering if maybe he's thumping so much harder because he can actually feel it now... it's all very neat!