I had my monthly visit to the doctor on Wednesday. She said I have a large uterus. Exhibit A:
Doc also explained that the medication I'm taking for nausea (Zofran) can cause serious constipation. That explains a lot of what I've been dealing with lately. I'm sure everyone is better for knowing that tidbit about me. But I feel you need to know that to better understand this next bit of information: I've probably been feeling the baby move. On 4 or 5 occasions I have felt movement down there, but thought it was related to the lack of general movement down there. But every time I felt it, I thought, "Wow. That feels like when Aiden was moving. Oh I can't wait until I can feel this bambino moving around in there!"
Thing is, I thought it was too early. I believe I felt Aiden move for the first time when I was around 17 weeks along. And it was so faint that it just as well could have been gas bubbles. This is not faint. I even get shifting of my tummy, like the uterus is more on one side than the other.
The doctor said that women generally feel the baby moving earlier (14-16 weeks) with the second and subsequent pregnancies. Top that with my "large uterus" and I should be feeling this kiddo moving, according to her. So, yay!
Another side effect of Zofran: headaches. They are KILLER. Tylenol has never helped my headaches and unfortunately that's all I'm allowed to take at the moment. It does dull the pain, but the only way it disappears completely is after a night of sleep.
I'm now taking some OTC meds to counteract the previously mentioned side effect of Zofran. Still waiting for them to go into effect. Any day now...