My little tenant has begun to make his presence noticed. I first felt bub’s movement in my tummy at Week 16 Day 3. It was late at night when I was already half asleep and Steve came to bed, mumbled something to me and placed his palm on my tummy. Out of a sudden, I felt a swift flip at my lower abdomen, as if a big bubble just brushed past my inner skin. This was the first sensation I’ve ever experienced and I was quite sure it was bub’s work. He must be thrilled with the sudden warmth from Daddy’s palm. Steve couldn’t feel it, unfortunately.
These days, the somersaults, flailing and wriggling become more frequent and consistent, especially in the mornings and evenings. It’s funny how bub moves together with me whenever I switch my sleeping position. There was once during my afternoon nap when I felt an enormous bubble moving around and stopped at the right side of my womb. Must be one of bub’s legs or butt stuck there as when poked, it was hard.
This definitely beats heartburn, morning sickness, an aching back, migraine and some of the other hallmarks of my pregnancy symptoms.