like I told my husband, I can't ignore it or pretend it isn't happening anymore! I really think I keep feeling this baby. It's been happening for a few days. It's always in the same place, the top right of my uterus. It's that little brushing tickle. It's not gas (it never moves to my butt!) This is my 4th baby, and I would say by now, I know what quickening feels like.
But the thing is, I am currently only 8w 5d! I felt my 1st child at close to 20 weeks. My 2nd and 3rd I felt at mid-11 weeks, and I thought that was super early. I know people (medical professionals...) say it is not possible to feel them at 11 weeks, but I also know what my experience was, so I don't care what they say. Anyway before this, *I* would have said it's not possible to feel them at 8 weeks!
So the possibilites are what?
1. My uterus is having some weird tic repeatedly in that same place.
2. I really feel this baby at 8 weeks (anyone else? Please?)
3. I'm farther along than I think, 12 weeks instead of 8.
I guess #3 is possible, but not so likely. This pregnancy was an oops. We have been careful for almost 10 years, only making babies when we meant to. We had 3 kids, and we were done. For some reason in January, we threw caution to the wind at the worst possible time of month. The first week of February, I was fully expecting to be pregnant, but I had negative pregnancy tests, and on the 8th, I got my period. We both admitted to being relieved and yet a little disappointed.
A week and a half later, though, we were careless again! WTF is wrong with us? So around Feb 20th is when I think I got pregnant. I missed my period at the beginning of March. I know some people get a pseudo-period when they are already pregnant, but that has never happened to me, so I don't really think I was pregnant during my February period.
None of this should be a problem- I could just go get a dating ultrasound. And I keep thinking about it... but my last two pregnancies have been UP/UC. I've done my own prenatal care and that's the way I like it. I'm having trouble imagining myself going in and having a medical provider touch me, examine me, talk to me about my pregnancy! I know this sounds odd, if it's the kind of prenatal care you do. But for me it is just so foreign, I almost feel like I don't know how to go about it.
Anyway, just thinking out loud here. Anyone else want to help me think? And there goes that raspberry-sized baby, fluttering again.