I was sitting at the computer this morning when I suddenly noticed what felt like someone lightly tapping their fingers quite low down in my abdomen but from the inside out. It was very light but noticeable and a bit like a muscle twitch which was exactly as someone had described it to me a few days ago. I had started getting really jealous that alot of the girls in my July Birth Club forum who weren't even as far along as me were getting movement and I hadn't felt a thing, so I was super excited when I felt something. I'm currently 16w6d and was told anywhere from about 17 weeks - 22 weeks was pretty usual for a first baby. The fluttering is actually alot lower than I initially thought I would feel it and since then I have felt it a couple more times today (especially after eating a super yummy, super rich afghan biscuit!). I can't wait for the fluttering to get stronger and graduate to real kicks now! The round ligament pain I mentioned the other day has eased off now too and my bump seems to have shrunk again which is weird! I'm learning that the female body is a very mysterious and wonderful thing when it comes to pregnancy.
My cat and dog have also started paying me a bit more attention - the cat has taken to sleeping on my tummy when I'm sleeping in in the morning (he's a foot sleeper usually, not one to climb right up on me) and my dog has been up on the couch cuddling up to me which is unusual because he is definately the HG's dog through and through and usually I just happen to be there and I'm generally ignored. The other night the HG playfully hit me and Shimano jumped inbetween us and knocked him away from me! I think it's safe to say that the pets are starting to sense that I'm pregnant now. I wonder how they will react when a little screaming human being actually appears and takes over their perfect little world?!