That's great Keely! I felt Zeben at around 11 weeks, so I definitely think it's possible to feel fluttering that early. If I recall correctly, I felt him for a couple of weeks, and then NOT for a couple of weeks before I started feeling him all the time, around 15 weeks or so. So, don't be concerned if you don't feel consistent movement for a while yet.
We had a midwife appointment this morning, and found out that our baby has definitely dropped! At 36 weeks, Lena was measuring 37 cm, and now at 38 weeks, she is measuring 35 cm. The midwife could feel Leo's shoulders right at the entrance to the pelvis (his head was entirely inside).
: Of course, this means NOTHING in regards to when he will be born, but it's surely a good sign that he's at least thinking about his exit.
I worked on our barnyard a bunch today, making an outdoor space for our one-month-old chicks, and that made both Lena and I feel more prepared for the birth. Just knowing that the animals are all set. We have one pregnant goat who is due just about the same time as Lena is (sometime before July 1st, is all we know), and that's the only thing that feels a bit "unfinished" in regards to our farm situation. I kind of wish that the goat would go first, but I'm not sure that it's going to happen that way since, judging by her udder, she looks like she has a few weeks left (which may mean that she's having triplets since she looks HUGE!). Lena could easily have a few weeks left as well, but she appears to be a bit further along (if comparing goat pregnancy to human pregnancy makes any sense at all
). I REALLY hope that Lena and the goat don't go into labor at the same time. That would be stressful. Though it would make a good story.