i felt the baby move, really move, for the first time last night. i have felt little flutters or pops here and there before, but last night it was unmistakable. it felt like a big ball rolling in my abdomen. it rolled twice and was done. not long after this, i felt a few little pops, and i tapped my stomach in response. the baby gave me one good tap back. i'm going to consider this our first conversation.
i think travis may be feeling a little jealous that he can't feel the baby yet. these movements feel crazy strong to me, but they are not yet large enough to feel or see on the outside. i told him it's probably only a matter of a few weeks now, and that seemed to make him feel better.
we've started reading to the baby at night. yesterday travis read where the wild things are and cuddled with my belly for a while. it was a nice end to a wonderful day together. tonight he's reading:
both of the aforementioned books are my copies from when i was younger. now they officially belong to my child. it's incredible.
tonight is cara's last night in town. to celebrate we made shrimp tacos, watched america's next top model, and took goofy pictures. enjoy!
mmmmm. so yummy!
after we got the obligatory bump pictures out of the way, goofiness ensued:
i am now 15 weeks and 1 day pregnant. our baby is the size of an apple at 4 inches from head to rump! this little darling's getting big. this week, baby is forming taste buds and beginning to sense light. apparently, if i shine a flashlight at my tummy, he/she will move away from it. CRAZY.
the biggest development this week is that i now feel the baby moving fairly regularly, especially when i lie very still. it feels like tiny pieces of popcorn popping in my abdomen. at first i thought it was little gas bubbles popping, but then it happened more and more when i wasn't particularly gassy. now i feel these little pops intermittently throughout my day. it's truly amazing.
i'm off to watch superbad and enjoy cara's last night here. having her here has been wonderful, and i will miss her so much. i hope my child has a cara in his/her life. everyone should have a cara.
P.S. PLEASE ENTER THE CAFEPRESS GIVEAWAY! YOU HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY NIGHT. IT WOULD MAKE ME VERY HAPPY. THANK YOU!!! IF NO ONE ELSE ENTERS, I WILL LOOK LIKE THIS: