Four days ago, when the baby turned 18 weeks, she kicked me! It was pretty soft, but definitely a kick. And then a few seconds later, two more kicks in the same place. But since then, there really hasn’t been much activity. I don’t feel her move at all some days. It makes me a little nervous but Shane is very confident that she is just a really mellow kid. It helps that he is so sure of this. I shouldn’t compare her to Caleb really, but it’s difficult when I remember so much about how active he was. Like how for the last two months, he wouldn’t let me sleep on my left side. It’s supposedly better to sleep on the left side because the baby gets more blood flow, but Caleb would go berserk until I moved over to my right. But, this all makes sense since this was so indicative of his real personality. “Do what I want, or I’ll go crazy until you do what I want!” And so, maybe Shane is right. This baby is just really mellow.
(BTW, we don’t know that it’s a girl, but we’ve convinced ourselves of this anyway and have taken to calling her a “her”.)