by Esther on Mon, Nov 16th, 2009

in Pregnancy by week,Week 16

I’ve been having a lot of lucid dreams about feeling heartbeats and baby movements under my hand.  I wake up feeling so happy and excited during the mornings after.  The dreams make what’s happening inside of my body feel very real and sweet.

The most recent dream happened this morning.  When I woke, I realized that I had been laying with my hand on my womb for goodness knows how long, dreaming about all the pops and bubbles I could feel from the little fish alien swimming inside of me.

This is a big week for pregnancy-  you just might feel your beb for the first time!  The Mayo Clinic book and The Baby Center page both say that first-time expectant mothers don’t usually feel the baby moving inside of them until the 20th week, but that the expectant and wise first time mother can feel movement as early as 16 or 17 weeks.  Prone to an excess of body awareness and sensitivity to every little nut and bolt inside of me, I’ve believed (sure-  somewhat smugly)  from the beginning that I would feel the baby early, and have been eagerly seeking quiet and still moments for the past few days, gently poking around my belly to see if I could wake anyone up (how rude, I know).

Quite unexpectedly today, while sitting at the computer to perform mundane errands, I felt my first decisive little *pop*.  A little gold fish!  A bit of popping corn!  A butterfly!  The tiniest beep on my personal radar.  And there it was again, just a moment ago, a tiny little knock.  So exciting!

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1 Callie Tue, Nov 17th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Congrats! Those little pops and flutters are wonderful. The big kicks are just insane! :)


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