Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Butterflies and Popcorn

Butterflies and Popcorn... not the things you see or the snacks you eat.  Rather, these are the things you feel.  At least, that's how it's been described to me, the first movements of a baby.  For a long time, I wondered if I'd ever feel the baby.

I was at the doctor's office, waiting to be seen.  They had an extra long wait (over an hour and a half), because of switching over to an electronic system and all of the complications it's causing.  While waiting.... I felt a thump towards the middle of my belly and thought... "Hmmm, that's something new."

Picked up a magazine to read and pass the time....

Thump again..

I thought... "Ok, what's going on in there?"

Wait a few minutes.... start reading again...

THUMP

"Now this HAS to be the popcorn feeling the doctor told me about!"  When I saw the doctor and explained the feeling, she smiled and said, "Yes, that was the baby!  When you sit up straight for a duration of time, it's more likely that you will feel the baby."  How cool.  First time feeling the baby was on 10/18/2012!

Every now and then since the 18th, I wonder if I've felt the baby or if I just imagined it here and there.  Then this past weekend, I was on my side in bed, snuggling up against my husband.  I was comfy and happy.  Then I felt, "flap, flap, flapppppppp."  Definitely not gas.  I moved slightly away from Greg and giggled.

My laughter woke up Greg and he asked if everything was Ok.  I said, "You know how people say a baby feels like butterflies?  If that's the case, these butterflies are on steroids!"

When I moved slightly away from Greg, baby calmed down for the rest of the night.  Baby rules already :)  Point taken, don't smoosh the baby!  He's claustrophobic.

7 comments:

Headant said...

How exciting! He's going to be dancing a jig before long. :)

Cheryl said...

That is so exciting! Funny thing about pregnancy...I have forgotten a lot of things about my pregnancies but I remember like yesterday the first time I felt my daughter move.
I am so happy for you to be experiencing all of this.

As I opened your blog this morning, it occurs to me that you will soon have to change your header...

A girl, a guy, A BABY, our cat and dog

Peggy said...

Catching up on blogs and just saw your news - congratulations! Praying the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly. I can definitely understand your excitement and concerns (in previous baby posts). And yes, Babies R' Us is definitely overwhelming the first time you go in there!

FYI - I'm not sure how old you are but I'm guessing we're probably around the same age. We went the IVF/donor egg (anonymous) route in 2010, and in 2011 God blessed us with a full-term beautiful baby boy. He's 15 months old now, lots of fun, and a HUGE handful!

Glynis Jolly said...

I never heard it explained that way. I wish I had though. I was just told that the baby would move around and I would feel it and sometimes even see it.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Yay! Another milestone! Congratulations!

Lilly said...

Oh how fantastic. See even Gregory was tired of waiting at the doctors. It sounds like you are enjoying every minute. Thanks for sharing it all with us. This little son of yours is going to be an active little boy. Greg better get the sports equipment planned now, lol.

Candice said...

Isn't that such a wonderful feeling?!