One of my favorite pregnant feelings so far has been the subtle and reassuring feeling of hiccups. This morning I woke up to the constant beating of River’s abdomen hiccupping within my body. It is so weird and cute all at the same time! It is like a costant little “jump” in my belly every few seconds. No one ever told me how fun hiccups could be in an unborn baby! (Strange, I know…)
Now although it is getting more and more difficult to move around because he is getting heavier and heavier, I also love the fact that I can feel his legs and feet and various body parts squirming around! I really do feel for all those people in the world that can’t experience this incredible pregnancy thing- it really is the most amazing thing my body has ever done. Sharing it with another life is just so cool, something I am so thankful for.
So since I am in the “full-term” stage it is time to start actively trying to get this kid out of me. Kyle and I are taking walks and he is now starting to give me hand and foot rubs, which is supposed to bring on labor. (Yes!) I went to the Dr. yesterday and although I am not dialated yet, she said I am 80% effaced. Basically, depending on how my body acts I could go in a week, or 4. So, we are anxiously awaiting River’s appearance in this world. But for now, I am enjoying my rest, relaxation and cute little hiccups!