Kumar has been getting so much more active lately, or possibly I am just feeling it more because he is beginning to run out of space. Sometimes I can see my whole belly shake from side to side and it is so incredibly amazing I can't wait for him to do it again and again.
Also, every afternoon now for the last 3 days, he has gotten the hiccups. My mom told me that I used to get the hiccups a lot before I was born so I guess he got it from me and it is so funny to feel the rhythmic movements. Luckily, he hasn't been very violent in any of his kicks or punches or even his hiccups and besides a couple of swift kick to the ribs, I still have nothing horrible to complain about and I actually wait for him to do it again whenever I feel it and am disappointed when he stops. Also, the pushing is getting more and more common, where one side of my belly (usually the right side, where his butt and legs are) gets pushed out so far I look deformed.
I can really spend hours just sitting and watching my belly morph into different shapes and sizes, and between the pushes and the occcasional Braxton-Hicks contractions I have been getting, the belly is really gettting a workout most hours of the day.
I am beginning to understand what women mean when they say that they miss being pregnant and feeling him move and roll around because this is the only time in your life that he is always right there with you and safe and giving you almost constant reassurance of his A-OK-ness. At the same time, I cannot wait for him to come out so I can kiss him and cuddle him and learn what he is all about because he seems like such a sweet and gentle little boy and I just can't wait to be his mommy.