Do You Remember the First Time Your Baby Moved?

I wrote this June 18, 2009. I think I was 14 weeks pregnant at the time. And as I read it, I could almost feel the flutter…

Love, Volume I

There have been no words dedicated to you
No poem to tell you how I feel
No volumes explaining this journey
No verse to make this magic real

It has taken me 10 weeks of thinking
And feeling guilty at not working my craft
All it took was a few minutes before dawn
And at the simplicity I just laughed

Saved up deep in my heart
Was this wish I couldn’t speak
Although mothering’s apparent
The force of it had made me weak

Years have passed where I have questioned
Whether I’d ever see this day
To stand before a mirror
And see things look a different way

But here I am after all this time
Feeling a flutter as I laid still
Amazed and humbled by the thought
That all that matters is God’s will

You were made in perfect calm
With assurances of love and dedication
Without the stresses of daily life
We ended up with a perfect creation

I’m overwhelmed with feelings of joy
As God looked down and smiled
At the moment that my life forever changed
When I finally felt my child

© 2009


The frog princess at 18 weeks!

When was the first time you felt your baby move inside of you?

About Sili

Sili is the owner and Chief Executive Mami of Mamihood Media  and My Mamihood. She was selected as one of Latina Magazine’s top Blogger to Know in 2014 and Latina Magazine’s top 10 Mommy bloggers in 2013. Mother to a 5-year old little girl and campaign fellows for round out her current passions. Sili is deeply committed to changing the world and coaching you right along toward your purpose. She is viciously awesome. Sili raises armies and builds empires. She also bakes cookies and thangs.

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  1. This is so beautiful!

  2. oh my….this is just lovely. You have such a gift with words. Thank you for sharing this! I remember that first feeling too!
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  3. Of course my mommy brain can’t remember the exact weeks but boy do i remember where i was and how it felt i even video messaged the flutters to the hubs. I was sitting at my doctors and i sat there nervously waiting and the baby went bump! I immediately grabbed my camera phone was it gas i thought it happened again and again then i knew it was def. the baby
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  4. Rachel
    Twitter: rachlwhite

    So beautiful! Yes I remember … A log time ago but I will never forget it. Very deep and emotional and just a gift from God.
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