Baby Sonata in the Key of Me: First Movement
It’s official: I can feel my kiddo moving around inside me!
For about two weeks I have been feeling odd senses of fleeting fluttering in my lower abdomen, kind of like how it feels when a muscle on the surface of your skin twitches uncontrollably, but I was never sure whether it was baby movements, normal intestinal issues, or possibly just muscle twitches. It was so infrequent, too, that I didn’t want to jump to any conclusions.
Last night I was sitting in The Comfy Chair watching The Daily Show, and I had my right arm resting on my abdomen… and I felt that odd fluttering sensation again. This time, though, I also felt it on the OUTSIDE, where my arm was resting!
I was startled and put my hand where I’d felt the movement… and there it was again! A definite KICK.
I woke up in the middle of the night last night and had a hard time going back to sleep, and the whole time I was lying there I could feel these teeny little movements. I guess he’s really active at night, which probably means that as he gets bigger he’ll start keeping me up with jabs to the ribs and crap like that. Goodbye, good night’s sleep. I’ve been so tired anyway, lately, that I think that this is probably my new baseline of exhaustion/energy levels for the foreseeable future.
All that being said, though… it’s really cool. :) It really makes it much less conceptual that I have a proto-human inside my abdomen. I am really excited for the day that Doc is first able to feel him moving around.