I FINALLY felt it. That flutter. Those bubbles. The elusive “quickening”.
MY BABY DID A BACK FLIP OR KICKED HIS LITTLE LEGS IN MY STOMACH AND I FELT IT!
To be honest, it’s something I’ve probably been feeling for at least a few weeks. It used to feel more like a vague tensing of some muscle I didn’t know I had, or like gas bubbles or normal stomach gurgles. But today it was a distinct flutter right behind my belly button. It happened twice in a row. I was sitting in a meeting this morning trying to concentrate on the presentation, and all of a sudden I felt the little dance going on inside me. It was like a very soft wiggle or series of bubbles popping on the inside of my skin, localized right under my belly button. It only lasted a few seconds, but I knew it was a bit different than what I had felt before. A dumb grin broke out across my face when I realized what it must have been. I willed it to happen again, but no such luck.
I haven’t felt it again since, but I have been more aware of various sensations of tensing and movement inside me. This body amazes me every day.
On another note, I’m in New York (again!) for work, so I might be a little MIA for a few days. I’ll be back soon 🙂