Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Butterflies, tickles, gas

I believe I have finally felt baby move!!! YeA!!  The wait had been driving me absolutely crazy!  During the ultrasound I was about to go nuts seeing her kick me over and over again and not even feel it.  Not that I really want to be kicked, but it IS different when what you're being kicked by is the size of a Barbie doll.  Also, people have asked and asked and asked if I'd felt the baby move yet and I couldn't even tell, so I didn't know what to say.  Everyone kept saying "Oh, it feels like butterflies fluttering"...or the first time mom's responses "I didn't know what to expect.  I just thought it was gas."  And my sweet friend at church said "It feels like a tickle."  So, last night I was laying in bed and I felt what I would describe as bubbles.  And no, it wasn't gas.  I could tell because of where I was feeling the bubbles.  I think I've probably actually felt her a couple of times before now, like a finger was poking my stomach from the inside.  But last nights movement was the most distinct.  Everyone says once you get farther a long, you can start to see the baby move.  A second grade teacher told me her baby was moving one day and she covered her stomach real quick because she thought the kids would see it and scream "ALIEN!"  Mom told me she was in church one night and my cousin was sitting next to her watching her stomach the whole time while the baby put on a show for anyone around.  I'm excited about some of that, but not the dreaded baby resting in the rib cage feeling.  I can wait for that. 
 

4 comments:

Mama said...

As low as Baby Girl Melon-y is riding, I don't think you need to worry about the baby in the rib cage! Love you.

Jenn Hacker said...

When I was about 7 months pregnant, Jamethan would turn himself so that his butt was pressing against my belly. My mom said he was trying to moon the world. Sometimes he would turn and press his foot against my belly, and you could see a distinct bulge!

I'm very excited for you guys!

The Popular Stranger said...

My friend explained it best to me. She said it feels like a tiny fish flopping around...

Lydia said...

I would say P.S. 's friend is right on! Definitely feels like a fish flopping around in there. What a way to describe it!