Baby Hiccups

Felt sunnyboy’s hiccups today for the first time! I was in a meeting with some people when suddenly I felt this constant, rapid little fluttery movement on one side of my belly that lasted for at least a couple minutes or so. Curious about how fetuses who haven’t even started breathing, can hiccup, I looked it up and true enough…these “hiccups” are not because of breath, but because of a sudden contraction of their diaphragmatic muscles caused by some stimulation of…perhaps the delicious McDonalds burger I had for lunch (?) (vs a sudden rush of air into the lungs in humans).

Totally cute!!!


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