I feel the baby move a lot now and I don't have to be sitting down, paying attention to it in order to feel it. I love this time, when the little flutters inside of me are all mine. It's my special moment with my little one, that only we get to share. It's selfish of me but I truly treasure this time. And just feeling the baby move inside of me in general. My mom once told me that she doesn't miss having babies (she's grateful she did it but also grateful that time of her life is done and completed "Women weren't meant to keep having babies, that's why God stops it. I'm sure grateful for that...I just don't have that energy I use to to be a new mom" - this is paraphrasing, of course) but she did say that she does miss being able to feel the baby move. She always talked about it like it was magical - she's right!
That being said, Nathan felt the baby move for the first time 4 nights ago while we were laying in bed reading scriptures. But it had to have been a back flip because that thing really moved that time! Most movements are mine all mine :)
I'm still cramping a little; still very low on my belly. If I wear the pants with the low waist line it presses too hard on those muscles or something and makes it quite a bit worse so I've started avoiding those. I'm getting more energy which is very nice. I'm sure it makes Harlow more happy too. My sciatic nerve is starting to bug if I sit or lay down for too long. Makes me feel very old and decrepit when I stand up...
Today I watched a friends little girl (Lilly, daughter of Dez Roberts). Poor thing was pretty distraught when Mom left. But what was fun was seeing Harlow react to her. He was so sweet and you could see by the looks on his face that he knew she was upset and sad. He tried to give her hugs, touch her hair, pat her back, give her books and toys, hold her hand. Every time she would swat his hand away and cry louder. Harlow gave me this look like "this girl/girls are crazy!" but he kept on trying. It was so fun to watch that interaction. He's going to be a great big brother!