ramblings from the noisedoctor

September 23, 2007

kick for daddy

Filed under: family, pregnancy — Tags: , , — noisedoctor @ 7:15 am

Friday night I got to feel our baby kick for the first time. For the past week or two, when my wife prepares for bed, I’ve been laying next to her with my hand on her belly since the baby often kicks when she’s still. But I had never managed to feel one of the kicks. We just finished week 19, so the baby is still pretty tiny in there.

We usually read a devotion before going to sleep. Friday she suggested that I read louder and near her belly. The baby kicked a few times while I was reading but I was reading and didn’t have my hand on her belly to feel it. After reading, I was feeling for a kick but none came.

As I was about to get up (I usually tuck my wife into bed then get up for a few hours since I don’t require nearly as much sleep as she does), I leaned over and put my lips right against her belly and said loudly, “Kick for daddy!” The baby immediately complied with a rather forceful kick–enough for me to feel.

Amazing. My child is only 19 weeks and can follow directions. Well, that or I scared the poor child nearly to death. ๐Ÿ™‚

1 Comment »

  1. I’d be more concerned that your child is only 19 weeks and is already kicking you in the teeth. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Comment by Brendt — October 1, 2007 @ 2:32 pm

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