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The Rockettes...

.... the US Men's Soccer Team, and Riverdance......

I'm convinced that mini-Paul is practicing his audition moves for one of these... I'd prefer him to go with soccer but hey, if he wants to be a Rockette or a Riverdancer, so be it.. Whatever makes him happy...

Seriously, this kid is kicking me like there's no tomorrow and I know it's only just beginning. It's a non-stop tap dance in my uterus... And he's kicking hard enough to be felt from the outside although Paul hasn't felt it yet as it's only happened when he wasn't around or was already asleep...

Gabby felt it though. She was sleeping on top of me on the couch last night (which will be stopping soon as it's not terribly comfortable to have 2 living beings lying on top of you at once.) Then the baby kicked and startled her right out of her sleep. She growled and climbed off me, rolled over on her back and went back to snoring... At least she didn't attack my stomach the way she attacks a blanket if something is moving (like your foot) under it!

In other baby news when we went to bed the other night I told Paul that I thought the baby was sleeping as he wasn't kicking me. Paul said "do babies sleep in there?" To which I replied, "well I'm sure he's busy writing his life story, alphabetizing my ovaries and learning to speak fluent Mandarin but he probably takes a nap once in a while..." Is there a "Pregnancy for Dummies" book? Cause I think we might need it.. one that has lots of pictures preferably... or maybe a video would be good... Paul's knowledge right now is basically whatever I tell him, i.e. "The baby is the size of a spaghetti squash, or the baby is growing his pancreas..." (oh I just googled it and there IS a Pregnancy for Dummies book... wow... I was mostly kidding about that...

Also, my belly button is getting shallower.. It only holds about half as much lint as it used to.. So I'm guessing that in a few weeks it's going to pop out.. Someone should arrange it so that the belly button pops at the same time that you go into labor, the way a turkey thermometer pops when the turkey is done.. that would be way more convenient... "Is it braxton hicks, or real labor?? nope- belly button is still in.. not real labor yet!"...

So those are my baby thoughts for today... Sorry if they're rambling but I've been working long hours this week and my brain function isn't quite there...

Oh and a friend of mine from college is off to the hospital to be induced tonight- her first baby, a boy as well- she was due on August 2.... We're all hoping she has the baby tomorrow as then he'll have the same birthday as the little boy of another college friend which would be fun.. And of course we're all hoping that everything goes well for them!!

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