I felt the baby move today! I usually don’t pay attention to what might be going on down there, but last night as I was falling asleep I thought I felt something. Then I didn’t feel it any more so I thought it must not be our little juicebox. But today I was lying on my stomach to read, and almost immediately I felt the little one squirming around (almost to say, “Hey, don’t squish me!”).
I am 18 weeks along, and I am told that between 16 & 20 weeks I should be feeling something that resembles popcorn or bubbles. Well I’d love to come up with a brilliant comparison of my own, but to me it just feels like a tiny baby swimming around in there. No kicks or jabs, just general fluttering movement right around my ever-tightening waistband. Steve is excited to feel it, too, but he’ll have to wait a little longer to feel from the outside. And before long I’m sure we’ll both be tired of kicks and jabs.
In other symptom news, I think my month-long bout with bronchitis (and slight incontinence - eww) is finally drawing to a close. However, I'm thinking about moving over to Prilosec because my bottle of Tums is getting a workout with no end in sight. It used to be just when I got into bed, but now the heartburn is happening anytime.