So for the last few days, I've been feeling these small but definite thumps on the side of my belly. It sort of feels like someone flicking me from the inside, but also a little bit like popping. I think that it's probably the baby kicking. Up until now, I've been feeling more of a fluttering in my belly that I attributed to Hosey doing somersaults, but now I'm definitely starting to feel something more like kicks.
I have been trying to do some research to back up this theory, because I wasn't sure of timing, but like most things with being pregnant, different resources offer different advice. The general consensus is that you start to feel movement between 16 and 22 weeks, and it takes longer to notice if it's your first pregnancy. Tomorrow marks 21 weeks, so I feel safe in saying that I can definitely feel movement. I also read that somewhere between 2 and 4 weeks after you feel the baby move, others can, too. So that's pretty exciting! Maybe in a month or so Justin can feel the kicks, too.
I can't believe I'm already this far along. It seems like I just found out a few weeks ago. I know that the baby will be here before we know it, and we'll finally know if Hosey is a boy or girl!
I've been doing some online shopping for Hosey, but only a little bit. I bought a couple of preemie sized onesies on Ebay in this line that Gymboree used to carry called Woodland Friends or something like that. I just like it because the outfits have owls on them. I now have 3 or 4 preemie sized outfits, which should fit up to 10 pounds and work for the first couple of weeks of Hosey's life. They are so tiny, it's unbelievable. My sister, Kendree, is the one who told me about the preemie sizes being great for when they are first born, and even the 0-3 months size is huge. If you think about it, the difference between a newborn and a 3 month old is pretty huge. So it makes sense that there should be one more size to start with. We'll see though. Maybe Hosey will be a bruiser and not fit the preemie. It's still cute! I'm hunting down the hat from this set, as it's a little wooly owl hat that fastens under the chin. Justin will probably hate it, but once it's on... He'll be defenseless. :)