I know I’m not supposed to feel Baby Z kick until somewhere between 16-22 weeks, but I swear that I am feeling him move already! Each night this past weekend, I’ve been feeling a fluttering sensation in my belly that would last a few seconds every now and then for a few minutes. It feels like butterflies fluttering – not quite like gas, but more akin to a light swishing, rippling feeling right above my pelvic bone area in my lower abdomen.
The sensation is amazing, like a little miracle. It makes having a baby in there all the more real to me. I can’t wait until he’s big enough to truly kick me in a few weeks! (Hmm…I don’t think that came out right.)
On another note, J and I finally decided that we’re going to proceed with getting an amniocentesis in a couple of weeks. Even though the doctors put us at 1 in 10,000 for risk of Downs, we would still like the peace of mind of knowing that we did everything we could to find out if Baby Z is at risk for any chromosomal abnormalities.
I’ve been reading up on the procedure, and I’m really nervous. It looks both painful and scary… gulp.