Monday, November 06, 2006

Good Reflexes . . . Check!

So, my life as a kind and loving mother is not getting off to a great start.
I accidentally scared the crap out of my unborn child this morning.

How on earth did I do that, you ask?

Well, for the last couple of years I've been using my cell phone's alarm clock function to wake me up in the morning. Our clock radio stays on hubby's side of the bed because he has to listen to the radio all night to sleep and I prefer quiet. And since we have to get up at different times in the morning, rather than reach over top of him, I've been setting my cell phone alarm on my side of the bed for me. It beeps and it vibrates at the same time and make a great big racket. It's pretty effective, actually.

But this morning I just wasn't ready to get up yet when it went off, so after I frantically grabbed for the snooze button to make the ringing and the buzzing stop, I absent-mindedly set it on my great big tummy and went back to sleep. And ten minutes later, it went off again while sitting on my tummy.

Which of course scared the crap out of my child. Poor Gracie made one of those startled jumps -- as much as you can when you're cramped into such a small space -- and then she started kicking the crap out me. Much like her father when you try to wake him up in the morning, come to think of it…

Anyway, I felt AWFUL! It's probably not fun to be all nice and cozy and sound asleep and then have your home suddenly start to vibrate and beep. I'm pretty sure I'd be doing some kicking too. At least we know her hearing and her reflexes work just fine!

7 comments:

Cindy said...

Ah, dont feel bad. My dad used to scare the crap out of me inside my mom on purpose. He'd lean down and say hi and I'd start to move to his voice and then he'd yell BOO! just to watch me jump. OF course he never grew out of it at all and still thinks its funny to scare me.

Martina said...

Okay, you'll have to forgive me, but...
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

That's one for the baby book, for sure. It's a great story. You may feel bad now, but I promise, you'll laugh about this one day.

...still waiting for pics of pregnant Denice

T. said...

Too funny. You do realize I'm going to have to test this with my best friend's unborn baby...

Anonymous said...

So funny I had to run and tell another girl in my office about it. Don't feel bad about it though.

Yeah... where are the pregnant Denice pictures????

Tracy

J said...

I'll never forget coming home from a shift at work while pregnant with my 1st DD. So as I get readay for a nice relaxing bath I pull back the shower curtain and scream bloody murder as I see this HUGE I mean HUGE butt ugly catfish in the tub still ALIVE. That wa snast I tell ya I almost scared her out a little early LMAO.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry! One day while about 7 months pregnant with my daughter I was leaving a restaurant and didn't take into consideration the need for extra clearance for my belly. Bonk! The edge of the door hit me and I was convinced my little darling would be born with a big crease in her face. Of course that didn't happen. She is a beautiful, talented, compassionate, fully-functioning adult.
You are and will continue to be a wonderful mom!
MA in Jasper

Jen said...

Awww... I miss being kicked.. (well, some). My son is now almost 3 months old. You just wait, time FLIES!!!!