I can feel the baby! Last Thursday afternoon, the day after I reached 17 weeks, I felt the first baby movements. At first, of course, it was hard to tell if it was really the baby, but by Thursday night I had no questions. I've felt the little flutters more and more each day. Occasionally, I even feel a tiny thump. The first thump I felt was during worship on Sunday morning. I think the baby was dancing to the music. Now we're looking forward to the day when Daddy will be able to feel some movement, too.
Speaking of listening to music, we're now singing, playing music, and reading to the little one as often as possible. Apparently, the sense of hearing is much more developed now than it was even two weeks ago, so we want to take full advantage of those bitty ears.
Today I'm 18 weeks along and things are going really well! I feel healthy and full of energy...most of the time. The belly is starting to pop out more and more. Most of my regular clothes are still fitting, but I feel I'm in that in between stage of sort of being ready to move into maternity clothes. I've worn only one maternity shirt so far. I have a feeling it won't be too long before I'll have to adopt the new wardrobe.