Apr 18, 2010  •  In Personal, Pregnancy

Fluttering Butterflies

Today, I felt my baby move for the very first time.

I was sitting in a beautiful church at the wedding of J’s cousin (congrats, Suzanne & Lou!). They were in the midst of reciting their wedding vows when I felt it —

Butterflies fluttering in my lower abdomen.

The moment lasted barely a second, but I knew exactly what it was.

“I just felt the baby move!” I whispered to J. He immediately put his hand on my stomach, and I had to inform him that it’s still way too early for movements to be felt externally.

Unfortunately, I haven’t felt the baby move since. But I know that the day can’t be far off when I’ll feel it move every day.

I love being a mother. Have I mentioned that lately?

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8 Responses to “Fluttering Butterflies”

  1. awwwh. the baby was moved by the vows. (pun totally intended)


  2. kalen says:

    cuteeee! i felt mine around 15/16 weeks. look for the feeling of little gas bubbles popping down lower than they would be. that was a big sensation for me. i actually never had the butterfly type feelings really until later – so see if you notice the little poppin sensation, too! 🙂

  3. So happy for you! That must be a huge comfort, as well as just plain awesome. 🙂

  4. Stephanie says:

    Ah! Congratulations! (Is that the right sentiment for that?) And what a cool time for you to feel it for the first time, too!

  5. Steph says:

    So happy for you! :o)

  6. mindy says:

    hehe yay!!!!! so exciting!

  7. Donna says:

    I meant to ask you about this the other week! How exciting! Just wait until the first kick – it still takes my breath away when I think about it 🙂

  8. vir says:

    Yay! Such a special and awesome feeling.

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