They say that between 16-18 weeks you should start to feel your baby move. The books describe the feeling to be that of a butterfly/flutter in your stomach. For the past week every so often I feel a faint flutter like feeling in my stomach, but I can’t quite determine if it is Baby Schardt kicking around or stomach gas. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have had a fair amount of stomach gas this pregnancy so it is hard to tell. However, the flutter feeling is definitely a new feeling in my belly so maybe it is the baby.
I was thinking I would have an “ah ha” moment the first time I felt the baby move. My mom tells me the story of my first movement in her belly. She was listening to Boy George on the radio (did I mention I am an 80’s baby!), and I kicked her. My poor little one is going to be told that I could not quite tell if they were gas or not. Maybe, I will have “the moment” once the baby gets a little bigger and I can better feel its movements.
In other updates, “Happy 17 Week Gestation” to Baby Schardt! I love you little one! The books say that baby is about the size of my outstretched hand right now and is starting to put on a little fat. Every time I see sketches of the fetus, I am in awe that I have something like that growing inside of me. Pretty amazing! I am still feeling good and enjoying this nice warm week we are having in Colorado. Makes me ready for spring to arrive.
We have our 18 week doctor’s appointment next Friday where we get to schedule to ultrasound to find out the sex of Baby Schardt. I can’t wait. If all goes well, we should know by the middle of March. Maybe finding out the sex will end up being a St. Patties Day gift for Grandma Schardt.
Happy Hump Day!