Thursday, June 18, 2009

14w3d - The second trimester

Making it past the first trimester feels so unreal. The days and weeks have inched by more slowly than I could ever have imagined, but I am so thankful to be here, past the 100 day mark.

My next MFM appointment isn't until Monday, but remarkably, I'm feeling calm about the babies and know they're all doing fine. This is the first week that I've felt truly pregnant and not just fat and barfy, with an unwelcome bloodhound's sense of smell.

I'm sure I felt all three babies move earlier this week. A few weeks ago, I felt Baby A (closest to my cervix). It felt like teeny tiny little carbonated bubbles, and I wasn't sure it was real. It disappeared as soon as I felt it, but it was unlike anything I've ever felt before and I knew something was up. Ever since then, I've been more intently tuning into my body.

A week later, I felt a faint flutter, but it was distinct enough that it stopped me in my tracks. Hey, what was that?! I couldn't be sure. Then a few days later, it literally felt like my heart was beating in my stomach. And this week, at different times, and in different spots, I've felt flutters and movements. It's usually most noticeable when I'm lying down on my side. I guess they must be reacting to me squishing them.

Baby C was playing the banjo with his/her umbilical cord or something, because it felt like something was flicking me from the inside. Perhaps it was a foot kicking. I've never been pregnant before, and I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to feel or not feel, but my 6th sense has taken over and I just know when it's my babies.

They must be pretty cramped in there, because I know it's way early to be feeling anything at all.


Anonymous said...

Yay! The movements must be amazing to feel.

Nichole said...

Unbelievable! I can't imagine what it must feel like to feel your babies move. Congrats!

mekate said...

PURE MAGIC, All of it, Ohhhhh wonderful wonderful-- happy second trimester, happy bubbles and flutters and oh I am just loving being able to peek in like this, it gives me such hope.

Congratulations on all of it. Every little bit.


Lorza said...

awwww- that is so sweet! What great descriptions! I am so excited to follow you on this journey. {{{HUGS}}

Carrie said...

Wow! I am so excited you are feeling them! I cannot wait to feel my three moving- a couple times this week I thought I did, but I am not sure yet, despite having been pregnant before.

CONGRATS on the second trimester!!!! It is a good place to be. :)


Julie said...

I felt movement with my twins much earlier than with my singleton first pregnancy.

Feels good, doesn't it!?

My Endo Journey said...

That sounds AMAZING!

Melissa G said...

Hey there, I'm taggin you with the Honest Scrap award for your brave and honest posts!


Chelle said...

HOW WONDERFUL! I loved feeling them move for the first time. I am still in ah, everytime I feel something!