In Indian movies when a protagonist falls in love with his diva for the first time, he express it as butterflies in tummy. As a kid I always wondered how is that, do they swallow a live butterfly or do butterflies grow in their tummy.
So I felt her first kicks around 16-17weeks which is little early according to internet.
I was talking to my mom and she was busy with her veena recording for a religious purpose. She immediately asked me to come on a video call and played the songs on her veena for me. The moment she plucked the string on the higher note I felt my little ones first kicks.. they were definitely butterfly flying inside.. The happiness I got is indescribable. So, whenever I wanted to feel her kicks / movements I used to play her the recordings. It worked few times.
I came to know my baby is able to hear whats happening around. I started listening to classical music / instruments, peaceful meditational music. I started reading meditational books which described the breathing techniques and how I have to prepare my mind for labor. As labor is all about mind, confidence, endurance and patience.
Her kicks were more regular the time I sat for breakfast, More visible when I went to bed. It was like a Goodnight wishes from her.
Her kicks became stronger and more visible in the upcoming weeks. On a weekend evening I craved for mexican food and so went to a restaurant ordered a few spicy food .. I couldnt finish it due to my heartburns but came home with a satisfied taste buds. Her kicks were more strong that night, I felt sorry for her. Not knowing if it was due to dislike or likes. She was kicking and moving a lot.. I drank cool water and didn’t know what else to do… But today this little one enjoys things that are spicy.Maybe she liked the meal..
From that day till she turned One. I was unable to eat anything spicy, slowly I am getting back my taste buds.