Yesterday was perhaps one of the most exciting days of my pregnancy. Before I explain it, let me tell you a little back info.
I have an Anterior Placenta. This means that the location of the placenta within the uterus is in the front as opposed to the back which is more normal. Basically it goes, my stomach, the uterus wall, the placenta, baby as opposed to my stomach, uterus wall, baby, placenta. There’s nothing to worry about regarding it, it doesn’t cause any problems, it just means that while most women get to really feel or see their baby’s kicks and movements, especially from the outside, I don’t. It also means that I won’t have that Alien Baby gut buster thing happen to me like the average woman does.
The baby is pretty quiet to begin with, but this has made it, on some days, really difficult to feel her moving around. It’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between hiccups and movements for me, at least at this point. Most movements feel more like the flutters you should get at the very beginning of feeling your baby move. I have however, been noticing her move a little bit more as of late. And apparently the placenta can move during your pregnancy and even move to the back.
So yesterday I was sitting in a meeting and out of the blue I felt a very firm very solid pressure against my belly. I was actually startled and wondered what was going on. I put my hand on my belly where the feeling was and could feel a definite resistance. And almost a shape even. I couldn’t tell whether it was an arm or leg or even her head, but I could tell it was her and feel the difference from where she was and wasn’t. Throughout the rest of the day I was able to feel it more and more. So I started playing with her a bit. When she’d put pressure, I’d lightly push and see what she would do.
I think it’s possibly been the most magical moment I’ve had so far. Up until now, even with the ultrasound it’s just been more of a, yeah, I’m preggo feeling. But that interaction started a whole it’s wild thinking there’s an actual human in there. Someone who could, as of now, even survive should the worst of circumstances occur. I mean… it’s real. We’re having a little girl who will be here in less than 3 months. Heck, almost in 2 months.
It’s pretty incredible.