This baby sure moves a lot. It started way back in December, and he’s gotten more active each month.
Right now, he is tucked into my left side, sitting on my ribs. Also, there’s so much pressure pushing out that my belly button has disappeared. I kind of miss it.
You can see the movements now, and you can kind of feel where he is in there. Generally, he’s squashed mostly on one side, with limbs making little movements all over. I’ve tried to think of ways to explain how the movement feels from the inside, so people will get an idea of what it’s like.
Sometimes it’s like your stomach is rumbling. Other times it’s like a hiccup, but in the wrong spot. Sometimes it’s like when your muscle is in spasm – it doesn’t hurt, but it’s tightened up so you can’t fully relax it and stretch out. A lot of times it’s a little hitch like you’ve burped, again in the wrong place and not involving your lungs at all.
When he gets on a roll, it’s sort of like having an eye twitch in your stomach. When he gets stuck, it feels like a stitch in your side after you’ve been running – not terrible, but you need to stop and rub the area until it relaxes. The weirdest thing is that by now it’s not weird to have someone moving around in there.
I wonder what it feels like to him sometimes. When I change from my right side to my left, I kind of picture him going “Whoaaaaa” and sliding across to a new position. I don’t know if this actually happens, or if he’s protected by the amniotic fluid and stays pretty stable. I’ll have to ask him when he gets out. Hopefully, he will also return my belly button.