My husband Chris gets weekly pregnancy updates from a pregnancy website. Tells him what’s going on with the baby and pregnancy each week. At week 21, the email said the baby was as big as a carrot and practicing karate. And so came our newest nickname for baby- the Karate Carrot.
The Karate Carrot started living up to its name. I’ve been feeling what I think is a lot of movement for 22 weeks. I know some women are just feeling first movements at this time. And then at 22 weeks and 2 days, with some focus and patience, Chris felt the Karate Carrot kick!
Movement has been a a huge landmark for me. I think I consciously felt movement just shy of 18 weeks. Patients often ask me what does it feel like or when will they feel? Ive told them usually somewhere between 18-24 weeks and it feels like flutters or gas even- which is what people had told me. One friend even said it felt like worms. But for me it started off more like jabs or mini-kicks. And once it started, I felt everyday. Mostly at night, when I concentrated while lying down. Now I’m 23 and half weeks and I feel on and off all day long. If I’m feeling down, I can take a moment and wait for movement, which makes me feels better. It means he/she is there and all this work and waiting is for something.