That may not sound like an odd statement but it is when you find out that my boy is still in the warm little womb of my wife. So I realize it probably wasn’t a high five but I can dream can’t I? My wife will be 23 weeks along this coming Saturday and last night was the first time I had been able to feel him move. For the past month or so my wife kept telling me about these different sensations and movements she felt and she’d have me put my hand on her belly to feel but no…Little Browne was wore out by then and taking a nap evidently.
I know that feeling the baby on the outside of the belly has a lot to do with how big the baby is and the thickness of the uterus, etc…but getting that first feel of the baby moving is pretty awesome. In my head I had kind of given up on being able to feel it until later when Annie looks like she’s carry a watermelon around but all the parenthood stars aligned and I got to feel that first magical moment last night.
So we’re moving right along in the process, as I said earlier we will be 23 weeks along this coming Saturday and other than me feeling the Little Browne Chunk move last night things are pretty normal. I still have my moments where I think that there is no way we can be pregnant but then that means Annie’s been eating to many deep fried donuts, but reality soon sets in when I look at our freezer door which has roughly 20 ultrasound photos hanging from it. Little Browne is in there and once he’s done baking he’s coming out to meet us…for real!
It is quite the experience and I am hopelessly thankful I am on this journey with Annie…she is amazing when it comes to this type of thing and my faith in her as a mother is endless.
Do you have kids? When was the first time you felt them move? How did you feel that first time?