This week, for the first time, I was able to feel our baby move! It was a very strange but exciting experience. Exciting, because now I know that he or she is happily and healthily moving about in there. Strange because, well, it feels like a small alien is doing flips inside you. Sometimes it feels cool and sometimes it just kind of hurts.
Some mothers feel super emotionally connected to their babies right away. Obviously, we’re physically connected to our babies. Even though I would never want anything to happen to my child and sometimes worry that the anatomy scan will reveal only 4 fingers instead of 5, I still don’t find myself talking or singing to my baby like some women do. I’ve recently come to learn that it takes some mothers longer for that connection to develop, and that’s okay.