Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I've been waiting for weeks to be able to feel the baby move. Since I am not feeling sick any more it would be nice to have some reassurance that my baby is still alive and well. It would provide some proof that the baby is growing like he or she is supposed to be doing and I am not just getting fatter for not reason.

The nurse asked me at my last appointment at the end of August if I had felt it yet, but I had to say I didn't think so. Everything I've read has said that you start to feel the baby between 16 and 20 weeks, usually toward the end of that window for your first. I was only 15 weeks then, so I didn't worry. But as time went on, I started to pay more and more attention to every little feeling. I have heard it described as feeling like hiccups, gas, butterflies, fluttering...all of which didn't really help me know what I should be expecting.

Almost every mom has told me that feeling the baby move is what they miss most about pregnancy. Some gave me advice to help me feel it for the first time. I tried their different techniques, but nothing. Then last night in bed I did feel this kind of flutter. It was very short, but different than anything I've felt so far. I thought to myself "Maybe, but maybe I am just wishing it so hard I imagined it." Then today while taking attendance 5th period I felt it again. So I'm thinking my time has finally arrived.


Jodi said...

Yay! That indeed is what I miss most about pregnancy as well. I felt Jack move at 14 weeks (he was a monster just waiting to break loose), but I didn't feel Delaney until 18.5 weeks. I can identify with your feelings, that once the sickness is over you're ready for proof that your baby is still okay in there, because I was going crazy waiting to feel her. I figured I feel her around the same time as Jack, especially since she was my second. Well, I'm happy for you! Now you'll have to let us know when Brian feels him/her for the first time!

Anonymous said...

Happy Flutter-By Birthday Baby Rush! One of my friend's mom's celebrates this day for her each year and calls it her "flutter-by" birthday. Which I think is extra cute. :) Love you! Natalie