I wasn't going to write on this because I'd be very embarrassed if it turned out to be nothing. However, if it does turn out to be something, then I want it to be noted that I have "felt things" this week. I'm not sure what the feeling is. It could be the baby moving. It could be the uterus stretching. I know only time will tell. But I have been noticing that when I'm sitting pretty still, I feel pressure from inside pushing outwards. I have been trying to research what it is. Of course, the results are inconclusive.
Based on what I found, it could be braxton hicks contractions. The only thing is that I really don't think that's it because the more I read about those, the less they sound like pressure. The description is more of a mild cramping. Another thing is that the feeling could be stretching and hardening of the uterus. Also, the feeling could be the uterus moving up. However, I have found that the feeling could also be the baby. Many women have reported not ever getting the "butterflies" feeling. Instead, they felt a pressure that turned into obvious kicks. So, that's what it could be. And yes I hope that's what it is.
One thing that I found in my research was women talking about the baby becoming "visible" at around 24 weeks. I have no idea what this means. I assume it means the baby being visible from the outside? I have not been close enough to a pregnant stomach to know. However, I can't help but laugh at the whole visible statement because I think "What? The baby was invisible before this?" Oh the terms of pregnancy land. ;)
On another note, I think that when my stomach gets big enough, I might want to turn it into a decorative artform.
No, that is not my stomach. It is just a decorative bowl....
I just decided to stat carrying a fishbowl around in front of me...all of the time...