Fetal movements or baby's movements are known as quickening or flutters that most mothers feel around 13-16 weeks.
I had watched a few YouTube videos and I must tell you I was pretty scared. I thought it will make me uncomfortable and I might get hurt 🤦♀️
I had the first experience around 20 weeks. On the contrary, I got pretty excited. I felt ticklish. It was a unique experience. My baby had made the first contact from her inner world on New Year's Eve. I was pleasantly surprised at the thought that she was as happy as I was, to usher the newness in her life.
Though, it took me a few days to understand that I could feel my baby's movement. Once I was sure, I told my H and his happiness knew no bounds. He was literally amazed after feeling the baby's movements. His eyes sparkled! I still can not forget his childlike expression.
These movements became a sign of healthy growing baby - on every visit to the doctor, one question that never changed was - 'How is the baby's movement?'
The kicks have become stronger with time. Sometimes there are continuous kicks 😂
The womb is her playground until this real world becomes one very soon.
Do you recall your first experience of quickening? How did you or your spouse feel?
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