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Lauara's Pregnancy Journal

Week 17
~ Impatience

I was sure that I read somewhere that in each subsequent pregnancy you can feel the baby move a bit sooner than the previous. I don't know where I read it or if it was indeed true . . . but I am hoping it is.

For the past week or so I "think" I may have felt the baby move. However, it happens so suddenly and so quickly, I am almost not sure if I did indeed feel anything at all. It also has absolutely no pattern to it. It can be anytime of the day and it can be one time a day or maybe a couple and then I may go a few days with nothing at all. Funny, even though I have been through this before, where this is concerned I feel like it is my first go with it.

I looked back in my journal with the twins and I noted that I thought I felt some movement at around 18 weeks, but nothing consistent until closer to 20 weeks. So, if my above theory is true, than perhaps I am actually feeling the first signs of baby moving.

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So, the point of this entry is that I'm getting really impatient waiting for the actual, know for sure, yep that's it, kicks. I think I am so anxious for two reasons. One for the obvious of just feeling that growing baby inside you and getting the reminder that you are indeed growing a little person in there. The other is for the comfort of knowing that the baby is okay. After having gone through a miscarriage, I think you always have in the back of your mind the "what ifs". As much as I try not too, they are of course still there. Also, at this stage of the game, I guess you kind of want another sign that you are pregnant. With the morning sickness gone, the boobs feeling back to normal and nothing really happening, I almost don't really feel pregnant right now. It's that in between stage of nothingness. If it wasn't for the fact of my protruding belly, I might think it has all been a big joke.

So, darn it all . . . I want this little one to let me know he/she is in there. I may regret later asking for this when the baby is elbowing my ribs or jumping on my bladder, but for now I just want that tells all sign.

Until next time . . . hugs and belly rubs!
~ Laura

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