Last night, The Baby was kicking. So I laid there and when she kicked I would tap-tap-tap on The Wife's stomach and I would talk to her. I feel like I haven't done enough of that. I'm getting high marks overall for my participation, but when it comes to direct connection with my child, I feel like I'm not going the distance. We go go go all day long and then fall into bed spent and go to sleep pretty quickly.
You're nearly in the home stretch. Your baby is growing steadily as he prepares for delivery day. This week he weighs about 2 pounds and is between 12 and 15 inches long. He's acting more like a newborn now, too. He opens and closes his eyes, sleeps and wakes at regular intervals, and may suck a finger or thumb. He may also be hiccuping a lot this week, which explains that odd rhythmic sensation you've probably been feeling.