For months now, my son has been asking me if he can feel the baby kick by touching my belly. Since it has been 10 years since I was pregnant I have forgotten when you could feel the baby kick on the outside. Every day he would put his hand on my belly in hopes of feeling a kick, punch or hiccup. Finally after months of waiting he felt the baby move. The look on his face was priceless, he was in shock at the force of the kick. Now each day he sits next to me and just puts his hand on my belly in hopes of feeling a kick. Last night the baby had hiccups and my belly was moving in a constant rhythm on and off for over an hour. I was hoping Will would be able to feel the movements, but he wasn’t home and missed all the action.
Earlier this morning, Billy reached over to rub my belly, something he often does, and the baby kicked just at the right time for him to feel. He was excited to feel the movement and waited for another kick but the baby must have fallen asleep because he stopped moving. When you are pregnant you get to experience every twinge, bubble, noise, pain and kick that baby is creating inside of you and I often wonder what men are feeling. Do they care that they are missing out on these tiny details? Would they appreciate them as much as women do? Would they monitor movements throughout the day? Hard to say, but so glad that women get to experience it instead of men.
This morning there was a new story on the first uterus transplant in America. The woman has 3 adopted kids and was born without a uterus. I have posted about this before as a possibility but to know that this is now taking place in the U.S. is unbelievable. The process requires a year of healing and then the woman will need to go through the IVF process to get pregnant. I wonder if a woman is born with ovaries but a poorly functioning uterus, can they connect the ovaries to the new uterus effectively so she can conceive naturally? For now, it is a cadaver donated uterus, but will we get to the point of live donations? Can I be the first in line to give my uterus away to a deserving couple?