~ somersaults in the morning ~

29 January 2007

today, i was woken up by koda jumping into the bed, landing on my shins and decided to curl up and sleep on top of it. it was not a comfortable position, so it kept me awake. i was laying on my back and had my hand on top of my belly… then i felt it!

the baby’s movement! i felt it!

i woke ari up immediately and asked him to put his sleepy hand on top of my belly. sadly, he didn’t feel anything… i guess the books are right: i should feel the movement around 20-ish week, while everyone else can’t feel it until about a month later.

oh well. i guess i’ll just be the only one who are amused and excited.

it felt like a gentle thud from the inside. it started out slow… well, not slow, but kind of apart from one movement to another. then, it got more frequent. then, after a while, it felt like she is doing some crazy workout in my stomach. there was a thud on the left, then a thud on the right, and back to the left. maybe she was doing some kung fu or something. considering how small she was and the width of her movement, she must have been doing somersault left and right.

i’ve been feeling slight movement prior to today. some felt like butterfly flutters. then later it feels like very light thud. but i never felt it this long… maybe her movement has gotten stronger. or maybe it’s been like this for a while, but this time, i actually pay attention.

but in any case, i’m happy and excited!

~ comment (8) ~

Selamat menikmati tendangan dari dalam!

Rani | 29 January 2007 - 12:58 | reply

he he, terima kasih :P

thalia | 30 January 2007 - 12:43 | reply


I’ve still got to reply to the other comment but I nearly died (or well I horribly suffered) all day with a very very nasty stomach bug that brought on wicked braxton hicks.

But !! Movement. heh I remember at first, trying to look for the ‘butterflies’ that everyone kept referring to the movement as, and I could never find them. I dismissed a lot of what I was feel before 19 weeks as being just gas. But those thumps and thuds … totally walnut. Now she often goes absolutly batty. Dude, especially tonight since I couldn’t eat anything but only drink gingerale and juice. Sugar overload on an empty belly. heh I’ve a huge baby ass bulge on my right side.

Maybe in about two weeks time Ari will feel too? There are times now when I get Ryan to put his hand in a certain spot and he misses her. heh but now I’ve got her position or more less figured out which makes locating her a lot easier. He almost always though misses seeing the lumps and bulges move across my belly.

20 weeks is a good week. Exactly half way!!

manda | 30 January 2007 - 12:53 | reply

i hope your stomach bug has gone away by now… that sucks.

i read from the book somewhere that not everyone feels the butterfly thingy. i felt it only about 3-4 times and even that it was very faint (and it does feel like gas, except it’s on the wrong location. instead of on the tummy, the bubbly thing was right above the pubic bone)

when did everyone else can feel walnut’s movement? is it on the 22nd week? this morning, when i woke up, the tummy moved up towards the chest. i immediately told ari to put his hand there, and the whole tummy moved to the right. it wasn’t the thud i was looking for. it was the whole thing moved. but i think it made him happy to see the tummy can move by itself.

thalia | 30 January 2007 - 01:59 | reply

really???! lucunya… that’s early ya Thal… atau gue aja yang nggak inget kapan persisnya… But, I remember on the 7th month of my pregnancy I used to play with my tummy… placed few things on my belly like a piece of paper or CD and watched those things jumped as like someone punched them from beneath… It was indeed amusing… at least for me :)

Aduuuhhh kita harus ketemuan lagi niihh… Berdua aja juga nggak apa2. Gue free time nya lebih banyak sekarang…

cynthia | 30 January 2007 - 08:02 | reply

akhirnya… emangnya semester ini ga terlalu sibuk? hayuk, kapan lah kalo elo lagi ada waktu, kasih tau gue aja.

thalia | 30 January 2007 - 10:00 | reply

ooh! i remember the flutters! enjoy the gentleness of them while you can because they’ll soon grow to sometimes painful prods, pokes and kicks. but the neat thing is that you can actually SEE them from the outside. it wasn’t until the sixth month that jon was able to feel the baby as well. now, whenever he lays his head on my tummy he constantly gets kicked in the head.

keri | 1 February 2007 - 06:35 | reply

haha, the last sentence cracked me up! i can’t wait until ari gets some kicks from the tummy!

thalia | 2 February 2007 - 01:12 | reply