'Early last week I had the wonderful experience of seeing the baby move-not actually feeling it move yet-but if I would lie down and watch, I could see my belly move. Watching it jump slightly from a kick or punch was the most wonderful experience to witness. It was the first time I actually knew for certain that a baby was growing inside my ever-expanding belly... I had so much fun watching the jumps and bumps of my belly that I began talking to the baby while I could see it thrashing around...Transfers are definitely more difficult with an extra 15+ pounds…Sitting up in bed has proven to be a new sport for me as well. Between my growing belly and my violent spasms, some mornings it takes me several tries to successfully sit up.
My partner and I are both diagnosed autistics. We are a couple of two people who are supposedly incapable of having relationships.We don't do things the "normal" way. We met online, at a certain autism website. We had some difficulties in knowing how to touch each other at first, though we now do it all the time. Our idea of a great date often involves going to bookstores. We have silly repeated phrases, usually involving our cat, that we repeat to each other many times a day.And yes, there are difficulties. We are both disabled and trying to live semi-independently together. Sometimes this is very, very hard.