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Baby Stuff

Fetal Kickboxing

March 17th, 2006 by Jeff | Dump Core

All you experienced parents out there can relive old memories with this one; those who are sickened by obnoxious new expectant parent gushing might want to skip it.

Last night I got to feel the baby moving around for the first time. At least, I think I did. To be honest, I can’t be entirely sure. We had just turned out the lights and bedded down for the night when my wife told me she felt the baby moving. Of course, she’s only about 16 weeks in so the kid’s still tiny enough to swim laps in there (although the pool’s getting a little more crowded), so you wouldn’t think she’d be able to feel anything. I placed my hand on her belly (she’s just now starting to “show”) and, sure enough, I felt a quick, tiny patter patter patter under my fingertips.

It was such an odd sensation. It was so light of a movement that it was hard to tell if it was actually the baby moving or my own fingers involuntarily twitching. But I’m pretty sure I felt it repeatedly over the course of a couple minutes. I couldn’t help but sport a huge, goofy grin on my face as I rolled over to fall asleep.

The next ultrasound is in a week and a half, and that’s when we’re supposed to find out what gender the baby is.

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