Phantom baby kicks

Chichi’s almost 9 months old now.  I guess now’s as good of a time as any to tell you about something that’s as weird as it sounds- Phantom baby kicks.

I have been experiencing this myself for perhaps 4-5 months now. The first time it happened, I was just doing something in the kitchen, when suddenly it was as if there’s a baby inside that kicked me. *poke, poke* I stopped dead in my tracks, and went WHAT THE?!!?!?!?

It felt exactly as it did when Chichi would poke me here and there when I was still pregnant. Sometimes there would be consecutive pokes, up and down or left and right. Sometimes I would just be lying in my bed reading, when POKE, and I can actually SEE the poke.

Needless to say, I went and took a pregnancy test. Negative. I have also been getting my period, although irregular, probably due to the fact that I’m still breastfeeding. Just to be safe, I have been taking tests every month since then.

A quick search on Google will reveal that tons of women experience this. So I guess I’m not all that weird?

It’s a little unnerving however, especially when it’s coupled with the occasional late period (and back ache, and raging pms, and food cravings).

Of all the post-pregnancy effects, this one takes the cake. While I’m 99.9% sure I’m not pregnant, I wouldn’t be all that surprised if I suddenly went into labor like those woman on the TV show ” I didn’t know I was pregnant”.

Any one else experience this, and actually turned out to be pregnant? I’d love to hear from you!

 

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