Much like her mother, Harper does not seem to be able to sit still for long. In the several weeks that have passed since I became aware of her movements, I feel like she is quite the busy-body! Whereas I once only felt her strongest movements during the rare occasions when I was completely still, now I feel all kinds of jabs, swooshes and "kick-step-jumps" at any given moment!
She actually woke me up in the middle of the night with a flurry of activity taking place in my mid-section. It was 2:15 in the morning, and she was on a roll! I have no clue what that child was doing in there - I mean, 2 a.m. is no time to cause a ruckus...nothing on the up-and-up ever occurs at 2 a.m., and I would know! Despite the disruption of sleep, Jeff and I thought it was pretty cool to have front row seats to her show! If she stopped rustling for a minute or two, I would shake my stomach around to stir her back into action...much like one might shake a Diet Coke can according to El Jefe. (Rest easy - we will not shake her once she is out of the womb, but for now, fair game!) I'm sure there will soon come a time when the disruption of sleep is not welcomed with such open arms, but at least this time it was a nice, random reminder of HOWE (sorry, can't resist) blessed we are with this little girl.
Her ears must be burning right now, because her arms and feet certainly are moving with ferocity this morning! Ahhh, every single day I become more and more anxious to meet her!