First Steps

Monarch Butterfly Source: Wikipedia
Monarch Butterfly
Source: Wikipedia

It was in January 1995, twenty years ago, when I was four months or so pregnant that I was fortunate enough to feel the very first steps of our baby son.

I was having a lie down in the afternoon, with the winter sun pouring in the window, when I felt it ~ that indescribable knocking on my very being.

That was when it all became real. There was a little person limbering up, letting me know that he was there.

Those early kicks were as gentle as the flapping of a butterfly’s wings. The mere thought of them still leaves me in awe.






Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

18 thoughts on “First Steps”

    1. Thanks Paul. I suppose this is one of those things that is an exclusively female experience but even , at that, not every woman wants to experience it, or more sadly, for one reason or another cannot.

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