Baby was kicking a lot on sat night. We stayed up wayyy to late saturday night. We only went to bed at like 4am! Big mistake but baby was kicking ramdonly that whole time after 12. I was like oh no baby is a night hawk :( Wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't working but that could get ugly when baby gets stronger and is kicking me in the wee hours of the morning when I'm trying to sleep! At one point at my desk I was watching my belly and I could see it move when baby would kick or punch. So cute but really weird at the same time. I'm finding that baby is kicking really low in the pelvis. I have to ask the doctor about that. It's not all the time but most of the time. It's not to uncomfortable as of yet but it feels odd. Almost like baby might kick/punch their way out! It's either down there or to the left of my belly button and down. I'm not sure how normal that is or if it's just the way baby is positioned or if it's because the placenta is attached really low in the uterus or what. I have my next doc appointment in a few weeks anyways. I was looking online and it seems a lot of people mention this, more likely the combo of the placenta so low and the way the baby is positioned. But still something I will mention to the doc.
Last night was the same thing. We went to bed by 2am but baby was kicking away when I laid down. Chris put his ear to my belly and was saying hi and talking to the baby and baby was kicking away. :) I am not to comfortable laying on my left side, I don't think baby really likes it when I do. I don't really like laying on my back to much, not that I ever sleep on my back anyways, but it's like a lot of pressure on my belly and when I touch my belly I can feel like the baby lump. It feels so wierd so I try and avoid laying on my back. I usually sleep on my right side and baby seems to like that so far so that is good for me. Especially when I still have 8-12 weeks of work left. I soooo can't wait to be off. I find it exhausting just thinking about standing for 8 hours. Thankfully though my supervisor seems to be giving me jobs that are semi slow so I don't feel like I am rushing. It's just moving the boxes sometimes when they are full. So far they haven't been to heavy but yeah :( I don't want to have to start bugging people to move the boxes for me - although I know they will understand. The only thing I can say right now is thank god for audio books. The radio station plays the same thing every night alll the time. Sometimes I hear a song three of four times a night. So sick of them even the ones I used to like. CBC radio is a hit or miss because sometimes with the talking on and on about something puts me to sleep. So lately if I'm on a job that isn't to loud I have been listening to my audio book. Definately makes time go by faster.
Baby has been kicking me the odd time as I am typing this. So cute although sometimes it's also a little freaking to think that there is a little being in there like moving around and stuff. Week 22 is coming up in a few days! Hopefully though when the little guy/gal gets stronger he/she lets me sleep at night. Not really looking forward to that. I was also reading about c-sections online. One of those what to expect guides. All I can say is I hope the placenta migrates upwards because I don't want to go through that. The thought of them cutting me open while I am awake, just yeah, creeps me out! Not to mention you sound really sore and weak afterwards. But if I do need to get one done it's nice that I can like get used to the idea etc way before it happens. Either way baby has to come out eventually.
It is just so weird how last week it was like random kicks that I couldn't tell if it was baby or not. Then I hit 21 weeks, saturday came along and now it's like I feel baby kicking/punching/head bunting all the time now! It's a relief to know that the little one is still a wiggle worm and that he/she is actually alive in there :)