...is feeling your baby kick
Before becoming pregnant, and even before I was far enough along to feel it, I always wondered what baby kicks felt like. Some books and websites say the first "flutters" are like butterflies in your tummy or popcorn popping. I never had many flutters and I think it's because of the position of the placenta (anterior - which I read means it's on the front wall of your uterus, so until baby is big enough, the movements/kicks are cushioned). Still my best description (other than popcorn popping, cause I like that one) is muscle spasms, obviously not as fast as an actual muscle twitch, but along the same concept. I've been feeling Persephone kick for almost a month now. Each day they become more frequent and obvious and I LOVE IT.
A little over a week ago Hardy was actually able to feel her kick and this weekend I could see my belly jump from one. I've still got a looooong way to go, but I am truly loving these little movements and never want them to stop. The kicks are like a little reminder that there IS a baby in there. I want to keep sharing it with people, but it never happens at convenient times for us grown ups.