I got some stuff knocked off the nursery to-do list, that makes me feel accomplished. I've managed to hold off and still haven't bought anything specifically baby.
Did I mention I really really really really really really really wanna know what this kid is? Still no intuition either way. I know people say if you don't care, you're lying, but I'll say this: I have equally awesome expectations about having a son or a daughter. There. Because I DO care obviously.
And I used to sware to myself that I wouldn't be that crazy lady feeling movements too early but....
I am that lady. And I'd almost bet my life on it that it's not gas.
Gas hurts, gas occurs directly over and under my fundus and on the sides of my uterus along with other places, and I can usually feel it build in my rectum, followed by, you guessed it, a fart. Did I mention it hurts REALLY bad?
Somewhere on the early side of ten weeks I was driving to work and I just felt it. At first, I was like ahhh, that feels nice, like an internal massage of wonderful. But then it took me a second to realize hey! That might be the baby! But no, I'm crazy. Suddenly, the word "quickening" made a whole lot of sense, when before I thought that was a stupid as hell word to describe a feeling. It felt...I wanna say heavenly, like this peace just came over me. Ethereal. Physically, it felt like the baby must have been flipping and like someone was dragging their finger gently on my insides. It happened again that night and I quickly grabbed my doppler. WEIRD sounds people! It sounded like something moving in water (duh) like swimming away so I guess likening it to a goldfish makes sense. Today it happened again, along with what I'm pretty sure were two kicks. Two distinct "pops". The feelings are so gentle, it's hard to really describe. But I love them. The thing about it is, I only seem to feel things when the baby is high up, which right now is about half an inch to an inch under my belly button. Speaking of which, my fundal height HAS to be more than normal at 12 weeks, so I guess this could explain why I feel things early. And oh yeah, I look REALLY big for only 11 weeks. Excuse the crappy Walmart bathroom shot.
I feel it is a more "mature" bump, like the pointy part is higher up than it was before, more like a REAL bump.