I have to admit that outside of the initial excitement of seeing a smiley face on a stick and the ultrasounds, the first few months of pregnancy are a little boring and I say that as a man who is very much looking forward to becoming a dad.
The day-to-day events are just not that amazing – sure J’s body is changing, and I’m trying to do more around the house when she lets met, but other than that (and the constant grazing) there’s nothing much else. However today was an exception!
For exactly two weeks since J first felt Pancake kick, she has enjoyed the feeling of Pancake wriggle around kicking now and then, but not being able to share it. Whenever I’ve gone for a feel, Pancake has decided to have a rest. Today that all changed. View Post
Today we are 17 weeks and 2 days into our pregnancy and this morning J complained of an uncomfortable “fluttering” feeling. Straight away I said get ready for the first kick and bang on schedule, making me look like I knew what I was talking about, Pancake sure enough gave her first kick.
17 weeks! I think it was a little bit freaky for J with it being our first, feeling something inside stretching, but reassuring at the same time. Sods law, I put my hand and waited for 20 minutes without a single feeling.
Every magazine, book, pamphlet and website we’ve read thus far has said to expect the kicking from around week 20 (week 18 if its you’re second!) so it just goes to show that despite advances in technology and biology, when it comes to pregnancy, much is still unknown and advice should really be considered as guidance only.
I guess we must have a dancer in there already practising her moves and grooves… or a footballer!
Let the shopping begin
Recently we’ve allowed ourselves to start accepting we’re pregnant and have been on eBay a fair bit monitoring prices of travel systems such as iCandy Peaches and Uppababy Vista. If you’re lucky, some bargains can be had, and with time on our side, I’m hopeful we can grab a pretty good deal. Failing that and we’re forced to buying brand new, I think our hearts are set on the Britax Smile or Silver Cross Pioneer or Wayfarer.
Making the news
What was making the news on this momentous day? Below is a collection of front pages I’ve collected dated 17 March 2015.