So much about this pregnancy has been completely different than the last go-round. Perhaps it’s age, or perhaps it’s because I’m carrying a distinctly unique human being in my belly region. How silly of me to think that I would get the two children mixed up. How silly of me to think I needed a girl to draw the distinction. How silly of me to think that I would never compare the two.
I’ve felt the movements from week 16, which is much earlier than with Potamus. I hear that second babies are like that. He flips, and twirls, especially at night when I’m trying to get some shuteye. And now I can feel him during the day. When I’m standing in front of my class I feel the little swimmer bouncing off the walls, and I smile. This little fish is my constant companion, and a little light in an otherwise hard season of life.
Cheers to halfway through. Cheers to my last pregnancy. Gonna try and soak every minute up. Even the achy hips and constant peeing. Because I know this is it. The final lap.
When did you feel movement with your first child in 2011? I’m 14 weeks now and my mom keeps asking me if I feel him/her yet. Either it’s too early or I just don’t know what I’m looking for. Congrats on baby #2!
Hi Brittany! I didn’t feel movement until about 20ish weeks (if my memory serves me correctly). So right about when I took this first picture I could feel him move. It was more like a thwack or a thump on my belly (from the inside). This one I’ve felt the swimming around (sorta like the Loch Ness Monster). I can tell that this one is down lower than my last, so I feel it more right around my bladder. Fun times!
You will feel him/her when the time is right! I think everyone does by around 21-22 weeks, even with anterior placentas.
Thanks for your response. That is generally what I have read also. I want that time to come already to feel this alien in me moving but I have to stop and remind myself to take it a day at a time!
Waiting is HARD! Though, feeling like I’m going to shit my pants (because that’s sometimes what it feels like when he moves really down low, that sorta bad mexican food indigestion feeling) isn’t always fun, either 😉
I remember in the first few hours/days after my son was born, that I missed the kicks coming from the inside. It’s hard to be both in the moment, miss the moment, and also want the moment to pass to be in the next cool moment!
HA! I love your brutally honest responses. Yes, its tough to be in the moment and then miss that moment. Thanks again for the convo!