The Alien Within

Last night while reading before bed, I noticed a hardening in my lower belly in a very distinct spot. When I went to touch it, I could actually feel this small little knot, like the sharp point of my elbow. I have felt vague tightening and slow-rolls here and there in the past couple of weeks but this little protrusion was new! I grabbed Mike’s hand to see if he could feel it too but the little one had already moved on. It played hide-and-seek for a while but every few minutes it would come back to the same spot and the knot would reappear. Eventually Mike could feel the little knot and even a couple tiny kicks for good measure. Were we patting its butt? Smooshing its head? Giving its knee a rub-down? I have no idea! It took me a little longer to feel Maxon from the outside, especially something so distinct, so already this little one is blazing its own trail.

*Our next appointment is next Wednesday where we will hopefully be able to excuse the use of the word “it” in favor of a proper pronoun. Exciting!