So I have some pretty cool news, I have felt my wee boy move! Over the last 3 - 4 days I had felt some twitching like movements and these have carried on and become more frequent! So amazing!
I first felt it and didn't really take too much notice, I did think "oh, that's something new I haven't felt before, I wonder if that's the baby", then it kept happening. And now it is most definitely happening more and more. I so love it, it feels like a little twitch.
Today I am 17 weeks pregnant, so I think I have been really lucky to feel it already! perhaps he has giant kicking feet! He seems to move more when I am still or at night, I have been told babies sleep when mothers are active as the movement rocks them to sleep and they wake when mothers are still and that's when they start moving around and giving us all a treat of feeling the movements.
Last night the most amazing thing ever happened, the baby was kicking and I started tapping on my belly with my hand and the baby kicked back! it was so funny I couldn't stop doing it and he kept kicking me back. I was laughing and laughing like a mental case and saying to gardener guy "he keeps doing it"! Now I just cant wait for gardener guy to feel him, its a bit unfair at the moment, I am getting all this excitement and he just has to wait, but it wont be too long now.
I so just want to meet him now, I am almost half way, still ages to go. Gardener guy will just be such a loving caring dad. He is so good with Samuel who I look after. This morning when he arrived with his parents, gardener guy was still here as was running a bit late so Samuel was just chuffed to get to see gardener guy. Gardener guy sat him up at the table with his colouring book and got out some crayons for him and put all his little toys up on the table for him. The two of them chat away to each other like two old men, its very cute.Samuel follows gardener guy around the garden and talks to him about plants and asks lots of questions and likes looking in the shed with him and helping him stack the wood. I know this is an indication of what will happen with our little boy, the two of them will be out there pottering around together, I think this is really good, Samuel has been with me since he was about 8 months and has since grown up being out in the garden and helping pick all the veges, and since he has started talking he can identify all the vegetables, had he not been in our care and been exposed to all of the garden and helping so much he wouldn't be so onto it with all his vegetables. Its a great way for children to learn about where their veges come from at a young age, therefore making eating them more interesting.
So at 17 weeks there is alot going on for my little boy, he is measuring about 13 centimetres, he can yawn, stretch and make facial expressions.He has started to develop sweat glands and fingerprints. He still sleeps alot but has times where he stretches and moves about too.
All is going well, I have no complaints today, I am feeling really well today, I had a good night last night which seems to have made a difference as most nights I feel really unwell. So Ill leave you all on a happy note and say farewell and hope everyone is doing well and I will update you all more next week.