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Hi, I'm Kirsty. I'm 23 years old from Southampton, UK. I studied Forensic Biology at University and graduated in 2014. I work as a Assistant Store Manager in retail because I love it, I love people and it allows me to spend more time with my family :)

I have been with my wife, Heidi, since February 2012, married since April 2016 and have a beautiful baby boy, Woody, together born 25/07/16.

We're a very active family, we have a little Westie, Trudy, too. So we love dog walking, holidays and lots of adventure!!

I've blogged our journey through planning our baby, trying, conceiving, pregnancy and onwards in the hope of helping others fulfil their dreams as we did. Find link below. Enjoy :) and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions :)

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

I think I can feel him moving!!...Oh wait, no...

The amount of research we have done, before and throughout our journey is phenomenal. But we're still by no means experts. Most sites/forums and the midwife said Heidi should be able to feel Woody move between 18-22 weeks but it could be missed as it's only a flutter.

Heidi spends most nights before bed laid on her back still, watching her belly, holding him, and trying to feel him move (it's so cute!). Many a night did she say, I think I can feel him moving!! But that excitement was short lived when she lets out the loudest fart! And my god, can that woman fart!! If Woody is anything like his BioMummy he's going to have minimal problems passing wind!!

That happened every night, multiple times, around 16-18 week gestation. Maybe it was him wriggling, maybe he was contributing to the wind movement! But I guess, we/ll never know. All I know, is that it smelt, so so bad!! So knowing the first time Heidi felt him move is hard to pinpoint. But she definitely felt him move around 18 weeks. It was incredible, her face just lit up a treat. I've never seen her smile so big in my life! It was amazing. Many people asked/said that I would feel as if I was missing out, and it would make me want to carry. But I didn't feel that way at all. Watching her face was enough. I was complete satisfied and overwhelmed with love and emotion for my little family! I know we've made the right decision with her carrying, she does it so well, and she's finally getting over the early pregnancy symptoms and starting to glow. It's incredible!!

Heidi didn't have the most amazing early pregnancy. Sickness was intermittent but when it came, it came....projectile...So pretty, I know! As well as tiredness and other normal symptoms, she was also in an abnormal amount of pain. At first we put it down to her growing bump, the skin beginning to stretch and her body changing. But the pain seemed to get worse. At 18 weeks she was so uncomfortable and struggling to bend over, lean, roll over in bed, stand up, sit down....Everyday was a bit of a challenge. So after going to the doctor, he referred her straight over to the Early Foetal Development unit in the Princess Anne hospital, Southampton. Baby gave us a fright when he decided to hide so she couldn't find his heartbeat, but it was because he is laying so low! That, and all her pain, the nurse diagnosed Heidi with SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) at 18 weeks, which is incredibly early! The good thing about that is that she was referred to physio quite quickly, the bad thing is that it will be there and only get worse right up until Woody makes an appearance. It's a complex spectrum of symptoms, some minor, so incapacitating and can lead to an early delivery....But we shall cross that bridge when it comes. As for now, she's doing fine :)

Mothering Sunday 2016. After spending hours, days, weeks, with my hands on Heidi's bump trying to feel him move. Heidi saying 'Did you feel that?! That was a big one!" and my reply was constantly "No!". I was growing impatient. We spent the day seeing Heidi and I's mum, it'll be their last one with us before we're fully fledged mummies ourselves. We got home exhausted! I put my hand on Heidi's bump, and it was undeniable! I couldn't believe the amount of strength he had. 19 weeks and I could feel him kick so hard! It was absolutely amazing! I cannot describe the insane amount of happiness that shook through my entire body!! It's just, yeah, undefinable!

Now, 24 weeks pregnant tomorrow, we can see him moving! Her bump does the Mexican wave! It's so surreal! It never seizes to amaze me! I've said it before, but I cannot say it enough. The human body is incredible, and pregnancy is amazing to watch! I'm sure Heidi doesn't feel so amazing being the pregnant one! She frequently tells me she's never doing it again....But we shall see, I do have a fine way with words! Hopefully she'll forget in a few years! :)

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