If you hadn’t noticed, we’re blogging live now! Well, at least for the week. Running two blogs is even harder than I thought – but mostly because BERF takes a bit more focus and preparation to write. So I’ll probably always be a day or so ahead and will have some topical posts pre-written. I’m really enjoying the new blog though, and am so glad I decided to separate the two!
I’m also still finding my groove for how I want to
organic organize my thoughts each week. For the most part I’m doing 2 posts that are more physical/symptoms/bumps and that leaves 5 more topical posts, which is a lot to fill now that I have 7 slots per week to fill now! I might drop back to 5 posts a week – perhaps I will take off the weekends as I move forward. Or maybe just a photo of the day or something simple : )
So what’s happened since we last spoke?
I am still totally amazed at how it feels to have my body changing like this. It’s unlike any other experience I’ve gone through (obviously!) and I think the science of it all is still my favorite part of being pregnant (which will probably change once I can really interact with my baby from the outside!)
There are multiple types of movements that I’ve felt….starting [I think] around week 12. I don’t think they’ve really changed much since I started to notice them that early, but I have noticed this week some new sensations that I’m feeling as I’m going throughout my day – a tap in the car, a vibration while I’m typing. Before I had to be completely still to feel them, but I’m starting to notice them more of the time. It’s weird though because if I’m moving too, it’s hard to know if what I felt was the baby or just a GI thing or my mind playing tricks on me!
Different movement feelings have included:
Vibration – A very, very faint vibration. Like I could tell something was moving inside of me but I had no idea how or what it was doing.
Tickling – This was also one of the first sensations I felt. A few times I woke up to tickling and wondered even if I had imagined it.
Taps – These are happening more and more. Just a tap or two taps in a row. Usually to the front of my stomach. They are very faint. I’m guessing these will turn into kicks?
Fishies – I can’t really describe this other than it feels like a bubble or fish is moving through liquid. Perhaps this is a roll or flip?
Stomach Drops – You know the feeling as you descend a roller-coaster when your stomach drops? I’ve felt this a handful of times randomly. I’m assuming it’s baby-related and it’s also the newest sensation.
The movements seem to be strongest at night. When I wake up in the morning, my body seems to be free of the water weight that accumulates during the day and my uterus is RIGHT near my skin and oh-so-huge and hard. I have also noticed that it’s totally lopsided!! I don’t think my little turnip is big enough to be hanging out on one side or another yet like babies do in the later months, so I have no idea. By the time I get up and going, it seems pretty even. Maybe I like to sleep on my right side more than my left and everything shifts!?
So when I wake up, I put my hands all over my belly and see what grew in the night. It changes so much day to day. MANY times I have put my hands there and felt some strong movements – until I realize I’m really just feeling my heartbeat in both my stomach and my fingertips!! Someday it will be a baby… : )
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