Corie’s Baby Blog: Butterflies … I Don’t Think So
I am 5 months in, and I finally felt my little wee one move.
It is funny because when we had our ultrasound about a month ago, he was flipping, turning and would not sit still.
Thor kept asking me if I could feel him.
Visually we could see our little nugget flopping around, but I could not feel a thing.
I felt awful!
How could I not feel my own son flipping around inside my belly?
Perhaps he was still too tiny for me to feel his movements.
A few weeks ago I felt a quick slice of pain. I tossed it up to well … gas.
Last week was the mother of all mother movements.
It came out of nowhere.
Suddenly I felt seasick.
Mind you so far (knock on wood) I have been fortunate to side step the morning sickness phase of pregnancy.
Knock on more wood; this has been an uneventful pregnancy.
Other than my body expanding in places I did not know could expand.
I finally felt whatever he was doing in there.
People often say the movements are compared to butterflies in the belly.
Mine felt more like Baby H was playing soccer or swinging around on the umbilical cord.
Whatever he was doing made me feel as I was going to toss-up my breakfast.
To be honest, I was a little scared.
With this being our first baby, you can read all the books and talk to a thousand people but until it happens to you…. you honestly do not know.
Now I know.
Now I’m a bit better prepared and have an idea of what to expect.
I’m sure it will change as our due date gets closer.
I might faint when I see a tiny hand or foot push against my belly from the inside.
Thor and I laugh about that moment now, but I think the two of us will be a bit loopy when we see it for the first time for ourselves.