So the books and websites say that you should start feeling your baby move sometime between 16 and 20 weeks and describe it as fluttering or similar and that it can be somewhat hard to distinguish from hunger pangs or gas.
I’m at 19 weeks right now and I’d say that the flutters started about 1-2 weeks ago. I described it to my mom and Will as feeling like I had a cell phone on vibrate going off deep inside my belly. weird.
This week I started feeling what I would call real movement. It started Wednesday night lying in bed. I know what hunger and gas feel like – this wasn’t either of those things. Just small little bumps and nudges. again weird.
But now that I’ve noticed, I’m feeling it all time! It’s like I’ve got an alien moving around in there. It’s just amazing and weird to realize that there is someone independently moving around inside me. I’m not making it happen – the baby’s just moving around on its own. CRAZY.
So now I wonder what the baby is doing in there….
Is it uncomfortable and shifting positions?
Is it testing its limbs?
Is it just playing around?
Amazing. Crazy. Very very weird.
P.S. This is why I probably had the thought that the baby is moving around because its uncomfortable:
Baby Center – 19 weeks.
P.P.S. Will is super sad that baby’s still too small for him to see or feel anything :(