Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Daddy felt his first baby kick

For almost two weeks now (since 16w5d) I've been in denial about feeling the baby kicking. At first, I wasn't sure if it was gas or movement, though the sensation was very low. Then the sensation kept occurring in the same location ... a tap, tap, tap. Honestly, it FELT like gas moving through my system ... only in the wrong spot. I would tell Berilac that I think I felt the baby move, but I wasn't sure. People would ask if I've felt the baby move and I would tell them "I think so, I'll let you know for sure in a few weeks when I can confirm that the feelings I've been feeling line up with undeniable baby movement."

I went from feeling exclusive taps to a flutter or a swoosh sensation. Then, although the sensations stayed the same, they moved up my stomach to just under my belly button. I started to enjoy the experience so much that I started putting my hand on the outside of my belly in an attempt to "catch" the little one moving ... and I started to feel the movement simultaneously on the inside and the outside - I got so excited. For the past few nights I've been forcing Berilac to gently place his hand on my lower stomach and maintain stillness ... last night, when it seemed as if the baby was very active there we sat in the assumed position, and at the exact same moment Berilac and I looked at each other asking "did you feel that?" ... I haven't seen us grin so big in ages.

Now we look forward to watching the movements on the outside of the belly!

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To keep you posted on upcoming appointments: we have our 19w appointment on Friday and our "big scan" on 8/10. I can't wait to say that we are half way!

13 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!!! Isn't it the best feeling? I'm sitting here feeling little A kick and I never tire of it.

    I'm so happy for you guys!

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  2. I have tears in my eyes! That is beautiful! I am so excited for you...and I am feverishly looking at your milestones so I know what to look forward to:-)

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  3. That sounds so completely heavenly and divine!
    YAY!

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  4. Why is it that I cry pretty much every time I read your blog? So happy for you guys.

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  5. yay!!! that is great news!!!

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  6. I have tears in my eyes, too! I'm so happy for you - what an exciting thing to feel your baby's kicks. So glad you are all doing well!

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  7. Polly, you're so deserving on this joy - I couldn't be happier for you. You will make the most wonderful mother - how lucky that little one is and doesn't even know it yet.

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  8. Hooray for baby kicks! They're the best, aren't they? You just made my morning so much brighter. Love hearing fun news like this. Enjoy the baby movements. :)

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  9. Congratulations! It is very exciting. i felt tapping once at around 16 weeks and then it seemed like nothing until i was 22 weeks! Enjoy! it is a very magical feeling!

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  10. Its amazing isn't it... just wait til little one is all over the place. Enjoy every moment!
    One of the most glorious sensations ever... until those smoochy baby kisses come.

    Tia/ FF

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  11. Yay!!! I'm so happy for you both. This is great news and a wonderful experience. Enjoy it. It goes by fast.

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  12. So cool!! I can't believe you are almost 20 weeks already. More belly pics, more belly pics, more belly pics!!

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  13. It doesn't happen to me often, but I just got tears in my eyes reading about your and Berilac feeling the baby move at the same time. I haven't checked in for a while, and I am so glad to see all the good news. So happy for you!!!

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