On my first birth board a bunch of women were claiming to feel their babies move at 7 weeks. They were convinced. ‘I feel flutters! I know it’s my baby!’. It cracked me up, but it annoyed me at the same time. One swore up & down that it felt like ‘little butterfly wings’ and when she said “Hi baby, Momma loves you.” The movement would increase.I’m not sure if that’s crazy or simply delusional.
I had to say something. You know, cause I’m that person. I informed them that they had gas. There was no way they were feeling their babies. Just wasn’t happening. They went ape shit. Wanted me off the board. Lot’s of ‘I don’t care what she says, this is my baby & I know what I feel.‘ So on & so forth.
This time around it’s belly pictures. Everyone is showing their baby bumps at 5-8 weeks. Really? You think you have a “baby bump” at 5 weeks? You’re bloated at best, just fat at worst, and most likely pushing your abdomen forward and arching your back. (Yeah, we can see that your back is arched in the pictures.)
I get being excited. I am excited. I want to feel flutters but I’m willing to give it time. My pants had just gotten tight before my miscarriage and I’m looking forward to getting to that point again. It’s all part of being pregnant, but I see no need to rush it. Enjoy it as it comes & stop annoying the sane pregnant ladies.