Friday, April 25, 2008

Karate Kid

It's really neat to learn about my son's personality before he even is born.

For example, he does not like to be crowded. If I lean over too far for something or bend over to tie an errant shoelace, I get a nice swift kick to an internal organ.

He is like me and likes to sleep in. I never feel any movement before 9 AM, unless I dare to affront his personal space, then see above.

He is most active between 7 and 8 at night and I mean crazy busy. I don't have any idea what he is doing in there, but I sense he is laughing as he does it. So far, his activities have not kept or woken me up during the night, so I can't be as sure of what he does during those hours.

One of my pregnant girlfriend's baby is most active at about 6 AM, so she has taken to calling her Early Bird. She is a few weeks ahead of me and the kicks are so strong, they wake her up every morning, at almost the exact same time. She doesn't even set her alarm clock anymore.

I have read in pregnancy books that the schedule a fetus keeps in the womb is very similar to the schedule that the newborn will have out of it. If I am lucky enough to have a baby that sleeps in until 9 AM, I will be a very happy camper indeed!

12 comments:

Kathy V said...

One one hand you might be a happy camper, on the other hand if your baby sleeps till 9 am you will probably be so worried and sticking spoons underneath his nose to make sure he is still breathing. Glad the baby is showing you his personality. Keep uf the good work.

Jen said...

Wonderful! I hope he does sleep in until 9!

gracechild said...

oh I envy your new mom status already if baby sleeps in till 9am. That sounds great.

Fertilized said...

i have a night owl - late sleper also

Searching said...

lol, so fun to hear about his personality!

Debby said...

Oh wouldn't that be fabulous to have a baby that sleeps til 9!? Mine is up in the middle night a good bit - crap! Guess that means I have many more sleeless nights ahead of me.

soapchick said...

Oh how funny! I had never heard that about the womb scheudule translating to real life - that would be super!

Joy said...

Hey, my second daughter sleeps until about 9 or 9:30!!! So it's quite possible!

Also, babies DO smile and laugh in utero!

Geohde said...

Mine kick all night, should I be worried?

J

waitinginline said...

I hope he keeps to the same schedule for you!

Adriane said...

So great that you are feeling him move so much. Let's hope he sleeps until 9am!! :-)

hoping for a child said...

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