Friday, June 25, 2010

I *saw* him move!!

Tonight while laying in bed, my little guy was moving like crazy. And these weren't just nudges, it was like he was moving furniture in there!
So I lifted up my shirt and stared at my belly. And then, the craziest thing happened.... I saw this big BULGE raise from my abdomen (about the size of half kiwi)!! WTF! I think he just head-butted my uterus :)

Glad to see little man is having fun in there.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Francis felt a kick!

So for the past week and half or so, I've been not only feeling his kicks internally, but I've been able to feel him kick by simply placing my hand on my belly! I have been incredibly amazed by how powerful his kicks/movements have been. There have been some serious THUDS against my hand! What is the 10 inch creature doing in my belly?
This whole time, I would try to get Francis to feel little man's kicks, too. As soon as I would feel him moving, I would place Francis' hand on my belly. However, every time I did this, little man would stop moving! Is he shy, or is just messing with daddy?
But last night in bed, Francis got his chance. I felt some really large kicks, so I quickly put Francis' hand on my belly. We waited a minute or so and....woohoo! A nice little kick for daddy to feel!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

I felt a nudge!

I've been waiting and waiting to feel my little man move - to really make this pregnancy feel real. It's all been so surreal so far. Yes, I have what appears to be a beer gut. Yes, I know I've seen the little guy moving around and waving at me on an ultrasound. But, it still doesn't quite seem real until you feel this little creature moving around inside of you.
Around 18 weeks I thought I felt something, but wasn't exactly sure. It could have been some movement in my bowels, really. But at around 19 weeks, i felt a few unmistakable nudges!
People told me it would feel like butterflies - but it didn't feel like that at all for me. It just really felt like the lightest tap of finger on my abdomen, but from the inside.
What an incredible feeling - it all is starting to feel so real now. But what is really incredible about it: it's reassurance everyday that he's doing well in there. I really get a feeling of peace when I feel little man playing around in my uterus :)