Farfalle nello stomaco

Non credo riuscirò mai ad abituarmi o stufarmi di questa strana sensazione, aliena ma allo stesso tempo familiare, di questo piccolo che si muove dentro di me. Alcuni lo descrivono come farfalle nello stomaco, ma non credo sia accurato… è più come qualcosa di molto piccolo che ha trovato i miei organi intenti e li sta usando per palleggiare. Poco romantico? Oh beh, la gravidanza non è tutta rosa e fiori, nonostante quello che in tante non dicono. Se non sapessi chi è questo qualcosa, sarebbe una sensazione poco piacevole e strana, ma visto che so che è il nostro pupetto, è una sensazione bellissima che ogni volta mi regala un sorriso gigantesco, una risata a testa buttata all’indietro, e lacrime di gioia.


Baby’s first movements!

Today the baby moved. I’m not sure whether or not it was the first time, but it was definitely the first time I had no doubt about him being the little guy making such a fuss in there! I honestly didn’t feel any butterflies or other things until today, at 21 weeks and 3 days pregnant, when every time I talked I felt someone tapping from the inside. It was super cool and unmistakable. Finally!!

Too bad he didn’t decide to do it few days ago while we were in Italy visiting my family… They would have been super excited. Oh well. I kind of like the idea of our first alone moment together.

So this morning I’m off and I decided to give him a chance, so I laid back in bed and started to talk to him. First in italian… and nothing. Then I thought of trying in English and calling him and I didn’t know how to call him, not having decided a name yet. Well… Adam gave up a few days ago and decided that Tristan was ok for him (as long as we call him TJ), and of course now that I won I started to have doubts about Tristan and consider Thomas as a good alternative. So I didn’t know how to call the baby and I went for Tristan, just to try it out loud. Well, it worked… every single time I called him, the baby tapped from the inside. My dad said he was complaining because he didn’t like the name… -.-‘

And all morning today I could feel him. It’s such a cool sensation, someone is surely alive inside of me! My belly sometimes gets really hard on one side and now I know it’s him. I’m gonna try every morning and see if Adam can feel him too.

Just wanted to report this huge event! Being running errands all day today, and tomorrow back to work. It’s such a beautiful day here in south Florida, maybe I’ll find some time to lay in the sun and get this belly  little tanned!