When I first felt my baby's movement, it was during the 16th week. I felt some “brewing" sensation on my right side, kind of like a bowel movement. Wait, maybe it was my bowel movement and I romantically thought that it was the baby. Anyways, I can definitely feel the little one's movement a lot more distinctly now. I still can't really tell if he was using his hands or feet or where his butt or head is though. These few days I felt like being kung-fu kicked or punched from the inside, like there was a series of rapid drumming movement. Also sometimes I felt him shift position, like he was dragging his body from the middle to my right side. One time while I was feeling his movement, I looked down at my belly and I saw my belly moved! I was like, "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa???" But it was so interesting to watch. I kept watching for a few more minutes for more movement and I saw the wave-like movement at the bottom of my belly button. Sometimes, it looks like an earthquake cause my belly would have a slight but rapid shake movement. Am I enjoying it? Absolutely! I love feeling my little man doing whatever he is doing inside of me and I love that I could watch from the outside and guess what he is up to. It makes me really happy! It's my favorite past time now. I even tried to record the movement with my phone. I got some pretty nice footage but I would love to get more better footage as my belly grow bigger and the baby is stronger.
This week I was told that the baby is growing steadily during my monthly visit to my OB. I am also at128 pounds now. A few Korean students that I tutored at work (a couple of weeks ago before I quit) was so surprised when they found out I was pregnant. The surprised look you get from Koreans are epic. It's totally like what you see in the drama: jaw dropped, wide-eyes, and the "HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" noise that escaped their mouth. It was really funny.
I had a dream last night that I gave birth to my baby without feeling ANY pain. In my dream I was asking Mr.L how come I didn't feel any pain and why couldn't I remember my labor. He told me I was given epidural and that the epidural somehow wiped my memory of the delivery process. I remember feeling really sad that I couldn't remember giving birth to my child. LOL. I guess I really do look forward to the labor and all the crazy stuff that goes along with it. I am not sure how painful it is going to be but I think I would like to feel all of it and be as involved in it as I possibly can. I am keeping an open mind and not saying no to epidural but I also want to try to give birth as drug-free as I can handle. 13 more weeks to go, wish me luck!