The trials and tribulations of our journey to make a baby.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Quickening... Or gas?

So, the past few days I am feeling something on the left side, slightly below the belly button (or what's left of it). That is right were the midwife heard the heartbeat recently. I am not sure if it is the baby... or gas. I really hope I am not confusing my child with a fart. I am quite sure that would be bad parenting.

It kind of feels like.. well.. a twitch (like when your eye twitches). I notice it when I am laying down. But, last night, It was more like a tickly flutter, when I was standing up. It was when I was talking to Stephen on the phone. So that was cute.

SO my question is...... What does quickening feel like? When did you feel it? Is it too soon for me?
I also called my midwife last night. I was all upset. I had convinced myself that I had a UTI. But, she thinks I am wrong. Of course, we are going to keep and eye on it.. but, she thinks I am experiencing round ligament pain. I thought I was too early.. but honestly my bump is so huge.. I guess not. She says, It's associate with "overdoing" it. And let me tell you folks... it has been one hell of a week. So I guess it is safe to say that I may have overdone it. Her prescription.. Make Stephen take good care of me and slow down a little.

I am up about 6-7 pounds at 15 weeks. I am clearly pregnant and my students have started stopping in their tracks and shouting, "Mrs. F., you got a belly! You pregnant or something?". Clearly I have a lot of work to do on their grammar. Here is a 14 week, 6 day belly shot.

Okay well, that's all I can type right now. My doggie is currently unwrapping presents under the tree and I must stop her. She is so bad lately. I wonder if she "knows"?


Searching for Serenity said...

Your bump is SO cute! You don't look big at all.

Dogs do know. With both of my sister's pregnancies, her dog paced the house in a nervous stuper the night before she went into labor.

alicia said...

I felt Twinkle move at 17 or 18 weeks. It felt like she had a feather and was tickling my insides!! and then after that first initial feeling of her it tunred into unmistakable, real kicks! Like someone poking you hard and fast, but from the inside! I have a friend though that felt her first baby at 14 weeks, so you could have totally felt her!

Your belly looks great!

I think my cat "knows" too, he has been so weird! haha

have you started on the nursery yet?

nancy said...

I felt my first between 17-18 weeks. So it's not ridiculous to think you felt yours already.

What a cute little bump!

Trace said...

I can come into the house with a whole lot of shopping bags and somehow the dog is able to pick out the one package for her. How? No clue.

KimboSue said...

LOL! We (husband too) just felt thet baby move for the first time last Friday. I also compare it to a muscle twitch - like your eyelid or random muscle in your arm or something. SO AWESOME!