Feeling the babies move

I can already feel the babies moving around, quite a bit sometimes. It feels like a “thumping” inside my tummy. Every day it gets more distinct, more definite. It’s hard to describe exactly what it feels like. Sometimes it’s like gas or just general intestinal movement, only I know it’s not because my intestines aren’t in that spot anymore. When they move around really hard, it feels like a muscle twitch. It always fascinates me. Right now, I only feel one movement every once in a while. Whenever I feel them, I always catch my breath and wait for another, but it doesn’t come. I can’t wait until they move around a lot.

One kind of funny thing that I’ve noticed is that I hold my belly when I cough or sneeze. This is partly because I am losing all semblance of muscle tone in that area, and it’s quite uncomfortable when it gets pushed out by a sneeze. The other reason, of course, is that sad side effect of pregnancy…if I don’t, I might pee in my pants!

Published by solinox

I am a Wiccan priestess, a libertarian mother of triplets plus three, a wife and homeschooling mom to blind and autistic children, a fiber artist, and a Jane of All Trades, always learning and seeking to help.

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