With the challenge set before me to notice baby Juan(ita) kicking or stretching or moving I became a student of any weird movements in my belly. There were a few times at night when I would wake up to go to the bathroom and feel something. I would be sitting in the morning reading and spending time with Jesus and feel weird movements. I never knew if it was my imagination or if it was the baby. Most of the feelings I outruled because they were above my belly button and little Juan(ita) is not that big yet to be able to reach all of the way up there.
Finally, last Monday (the 9th) I woke up in the middle of the night and in the right area I felt something that felt like butterfly wings. I laid still to try to feel more. Nothing. But then again in the morning while I was reading, I distinctly felt something in the right area that I have never felt before! It was baby Juan(ita)! Since then most days for a little bit I feel our baby doing many movements. It is exciting to have this little connection with baby Juan(ita) and I can't wait for more!