I had been worried as I hadn't felt any movement up till almost 21w. I thought 20w was pretty normal and I was hoping to be 'normal'. Finally though on 20w6d, (deadlines people, what would we accomplish without deadlines!!) I felt the first certain push. What was really nice was that it was the day before my 35th birthday. Maybe it was a little present from the nugget?
Either way it made me feel better. Then two nights ago I had a bowl of ice cream and the nugget seemed to enjoy the buzz.
This morning was the big change though. H was up early for work and I was awake and feeling a little odd. I kept rolling over and my belly was hurting a little, mostly on the left side. Not a big deal, just achy. So I rolled onto my back and waited, there was a definite pushing/kicking feeling. I put my hand on it and there were big motions! I called H in to the room and he put his hand on my belly. The biggest push happened about 30 seconds later. It was enough to bounce his hand a little.
It was an incredible morning.
Now that I am fairly obviously showing, depending on the outfit, people talk to me about pregnancy, babies, blah blah blah. It is like finally being inducted into a club that I knew existed but no one would admit to. It is really nice to be 'accepted' but it does feel a little like fraud. I feel like I got in under false circumstances. I don't have the puppies and rainbows feeling that everyone else seems to have about pregnancy. I feel much better than I did the first 5 months, but still, I keep expecting something unpleasant to occur.
I think I have almost broken H about knowing the gender. We need to go shopping for some stuff for a registry and I looked around the other night. I saw these cute outfit sets from Tar-jhay. There was a set for each gender with a couple sleepers, onesies, hat and bib. So cute. The alternate, non-gendered option, was a pack of white onesies. Boring. I am hoping that he will want to know soon so we can pick out cute, appropriate stuff.