So I know that you can start to feel your baby from around 16 - 22 weeks. Sometimes later, rather than sooner, for first time moms that just aren't sure what they are feeling. I am exactly 18 weeks today.....
...and I think I felt baby today!!!!!!!
I know that there's lots of "stuff" going on in my body right now so I can't be sure, but it was something "different"!
I just finished drinking my instant breakfast and eating some sliced pineapple while I was in a meeting this morning. Then it happened - I felt a little twitch or 'flutter' in the lower right side of my belly. It was almost like a mild muscle twitch, but inside. I only felt it for a few seconds and haven't felt it again since.
Was it baby?? I hope to feel it again soon to be sure! What an exciting feeling!
In my day-by-day pregnancy book, I read this little hint today (how appropriate!):
"This is an exciting week for Pregnancy Land-ers. During their first pregnancies, many women feel their babies move for the first time right about now. If you haven't felt anything yet, drink a glass of cold orange juice - both the coldness and the sugar are known to get babies kicking - and lie down. Give your heart a chance to slow down. Breathe deeply and relax. Feel any butterflies? How about gas bubbles? You may not be nervous or gaseous - that fluttering and bubbling could be your baby on the move!"
I'm thinking I'm going to stop at the grocery on the way home for a little OJ!!!