April 20, 2012
I’m sitting in the waiting lounge of Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research for my routine check-up. Just like that, out of the blue, there’s something like a pulse inside my tummy. I’m jolted to attention… what’s happening? There—there it is, again! Realisation dawns. I just felt my baby’s very first movements.
And this is not the ecstatic, overjoyed kind of “Wow!” It’s the silent, awed and over-whelmed, eyes-wide-with-astonished-delight kind of WOW… whispered to yourself at the sheer magnificence and un-believability of it all….
Wow. I just felt my baby move.
I can feel myself slowly smiling and wondering.
This is the exact duplication of my reaction when I got the report of my first trimester ultrasound on Feb 18. That’s when I actually saw the shape of a slowly-forming human being… a rounded head, a tiny forehead and—cutest, amazing , most wonderful of all … the NOSE!
The black images show me a teeny, tiny nose; and here’s what the report says:
Nasal bone, measuring 3.1mm.
A 3.1 mm nose. Wow.
It’s the same wow again. The same smile….
I can see you, baby. I can see your nose.
And now, I can feel you move.
So, what was your experience of feeling your baby move for the first time? Feel free to share !