Jeff got me a journal to write thoughts, etc for and about the baby. Reading this makes me realize how fast time is flying by! I wrote this almost a month ago already, yet it feels like it was yesterday. I feel as though I'll blink a couple more times and the baby will be here.
December 8, 2010
Hello baby! You have been growing for 25 weeks in my belly. Your daddy and I have known about you since you were about 3 weeks--an embryo barely the size of a poppy seed. And now here you are, changing the shape of my body--pushing my stomach out further & further. Making space for your fastly growing little body. Back in October, around the time you were 16 weeks, I started to feel the tiny movements of you. It felt like little bubbles popping and moving. Almost like gas, but not quite. Then all was quiet for a while. Then, 2 weeks ago I felt you. And I saw you! The biggest smile spread across my face. I SAW YOU MOVE! When your dad came home he placed his giant hand on my stomach and as if on cue, you kicked (or perhaps headbutted) directly where his hand was. Ever since then you've been flip-flopping around and when you do I can't take my eyes off of my stomach. I laugh. I smile. I talk to you. I love feeling you moving; alive and growing. We joke that you're swimming laps. It's just in a very small pool:) This all seems so surreal at times. Almost like magic. I can't believe that I'm growing a human from scratch. A little bit of me, a little bit of your dad and POOF!--like magic, we have you! I can not wait to see your twinkling eyes, to hold you in my arms, to talk to you, to sing to you, to see you grow & learn & love. But for now, I will relish in this magical time when you are closer to me than you will ever be. Thank you for making me smile every day. I can't wait to watch you move around some more:)