I'm nearly 27 weeks pregnant and up until now my bump has been very soft - almost not like there is a baby in there at all, more like I've just developed a beer belly! Anyway, suddenly over the last week or so, every so often it goes absolutely rock hard, almost as if a shell has covered over the baby and it feels very strange. It can happen at any moment, on the tube, brushing my teeth or sitting at my desk at work. I wondered if any of you wise ones could let me know if it's normal?
It's totally strange - normally when the baby is kicking it feels great, but I have to say when it goes all 'hard' I really don't like it and DH thinks even more that I'm definately going to give birth to an alien!
I am a first timer but I am experiencing this big time at 38 weeks, my LO is breech so I can really feel the head.
I am sure the baby feels harder in the bump now as he/ she is closer to the skin surface now it's bigger whereas before he/s she would have been too little to knock the skin as much.
Trust me I have thought that there was an alien in my belly on numerous occassions- you could be having BH too, your tummy goes hard and then disappears.