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....
I thought... "Ok, what's going on in there?"
Wait a few minutes.... start reading again...
"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.