Under the little (ok not so little) layer of belly fat there is movement.
I’m 20-ish weeks pregnant, or there abouts (I’m not so hot on counting this time around and never know when anyone asks me.) and finally there is movement.
I’m not one to feel movement early in pregnancy.
It freaked me out a little when I was pregnant with the girls when I got to about 18 weeks and still hadn’t felt a thing. Dr M told me that often twins don’t move as much as there isn’t as much room as with one, but I suspect he was just being kind to a worry wart first time Mum.
I don’t remember exactly when I felt the girls move, nor do I recall when I first felt Muski move, but I know it was later rather than earlier on both occasions. This time around I wasn’t expecting it to be any different, but I confess to having lay in bed on a number of occasions trying to be dead still in case I was just missing it.
It’s not that I was worried, (well ok maybe just a little bit), just curious. Maybe I am just not paying attention? Maybe I am never still enough to notice? Maybe it is the hefty layer of lower belly flab that insulates the feeling? Or maybe it is just how my babies lie in the first half of pregnancy?
While the constant little internal rolly pollies are a little disconcerting (on what other occasion do you feel your body move internally because of someone else?) and cause me to pee six million times a day, and I know the constant movements are going to get bigger and more annoying as the weeks go on (I remember thinking the girls were having a wrestling match and that Muski was trying to claw his way out on more than one occasion)… it’s very reassuring to finally be able to feel the alien child within.
And on the off chance we go for #5 (my mother just had a small heat attack reading that!), which really is so very unlikely, but you know, just in case… I’ll be able to look back here and read this and remember that I don’t feel anything till at least 18-19 weeks…. so stop worrying potential future me!
Also reassuring was my 20 weeks scan – see the photo above.
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awww how gorgeous! I love US pics :)
I *was* hoping to see if you’d posted the sex-hehehe ;-) Guess I’ll just have to wait :D
Wow, I can’t believe how quickly that time has flown by. What a beautiful image, aren’t we so lucky to live in this age of technology for so many reasons.
I’m just waiting to hear what name you call the little wee one while you debate the real names.
Muski will be hard to live up to!
Gorgeous. I can’t believe you’re half way there already!
I want names too!
Stitch Sista says
My first thought was BOY! My second thought was GIRL! OK I’m cracking myself up now.
Oh wow. Congrats to you all. It never ceases to amaze me how breathtaking those ultrasound images are. All the best.
Amazing , moves me to tears every time I see u/s.
Gorgeous Kate – I love seeing the ultrasound pics, just makes you realise how awesome it is to be growing a new little person :) A very good friend of mine is off for her 20 week scan tomorrow!
There’s really nothing like an ultrasound picture, is there?!
great pic and awesome feeling to feel babies moving although ya gotta think if it is that or just flatulence!!!!!
Go on. Have 5 :D
Once you can feel movement from the outside I’m going to start rubbing your belly cause I know how much you luuurve that.
Really though-how awesome. Great pic of your lovely baby
Congrats to you and your family Kate!
Secret Mom Thoughts says
I loved ultrasounds. Seeing them in the womb is too cool. Congrats.
Heart Felt says
So incredible….I can’t remember how soon I felt movement, but I’m sure each one was totally different. Take care…xx
My twins arrived this week at 32+3 days. Both are doing so well just can’t wait to get the fat and healthy enough to bring them home! Hope the remainder of your pregnancy is uneventful and completely boring.