Friday, June 19, 2015

the movements

feeling that first kick was unlike anything anyone could ever have prepared me for. i was sitting on the couch with head phones on my belly when i felt the little bean kick or punch my hand.
of course filled with pregnancy hormones (and just being a human in general) i balled my eyes out.

you go from knowing there's a baby in there to actually feeling it.

as the weeks go by and the countdown to baby gets smaller and smaller, the movements get bigger and bigger. i can now sit and watch my stomach just poke out in certain places.
this little nugget moves all the time. morning noon and night. especially at night i might add when mommy is all ready for bed.

that's when the tickle ones come.
it's amazing to me how long this kid is. i can feel the baby move on both sides of my belly at the same time. and when i lay down, it straight up feels like someone is in there tickling me.

there's times when i can feel what i think is a leg or an arm almost poking out (kinda weird, but if you felt it, you'd know how amazing it is).

these increase in movements have me totally mesmerized and in awe of what God is doing. to think that He's given me the gift to fully sustain another humans (my tiny humans) life, is amazing. and holy cow, a ton of pressure. but always always amazing.

i can't, and honestly don't ever want to get used to the kicks. i in fact announce the baby's movement every time it starts the gymnastics routine no matter where i am or who i'm with. they of course always stop moving right when someone (mostly daddy) puts their hand on my belly, already playing jokes.

i don't want to get used to them because i think it might take away some of the wonder i have with God. because at this point in the game, i am totally and completely in awe of what God is doing in there. i mean, really. there is a HUMAN growing inside of me.

we're currently in round one of our gymnastics routine for the day. so i'm going to go cheer my kid on.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

week twenty - twenty two

yes. i missed some weeks but it happens. twenty three and twenty four didn't get any photos taken, but it should be noted that i made the sign for them. so my efforts were met half way.

mommy is feeling: so so so great! 

weight gain: at our check up i hit 150! so i'm up about 10 pounds so far (not including the weight i lost from being so sick)

food cravings: mexican food. all day errr day. 

food aversions: salsa out of a jar, and bbq. still. and chipotle. still going strong on these ones. 

maternity clothes: maternity jeans have been purchased. the belly band and i broke up. although those are regular pants i'm still in, in this picture. 

movement: feeling the baby move more and more. as soon as i feel a kick i try to get sonny to feel it too, but then the baby stops. it's this slightly annoying game we've been playing. 

emotions: being half way brings a ton of them. 

sleep: other than waking up in the middle of the night to use the potty, sleep has been really great. including the two hour naps during the day. 

favorite moment of the week: we got to see our little nugget at our 20 week doctors appointment! i cried like a baby when we got into the car because i'm just so in love already. last time we got a "picture" of them, it was this tiny tadpole and now it's a human. they flexed their arm at us which was adorable (no you won't be seeing pictures of my unborn child on the internet. maybe a blog on that later. sorry). the feet look huge, but hello, look at daddy. 

things i'm praying about: for this child to grow up and know Jesus. 

looking forward to: daddy to feel a kick!  

mommy is feeling: really great! that pregnancy glow has really hit and i'm feeling so great! 

weight gain: 150 and heading north from there! 

food cravings: mexican food. all day errr day. 

food aversions: salsa out of a jar, and bbq. still. and chipotle. i'm so sorry to admit this. 

maternity clothes: pretty much all i wear. on occasion a dress i had before, but only if there's enough room. 

movement: daddy felt the baby kick for the first time! it was the sweetest moment! and i'm glad he realizes that i wasn't making up these kicks because for a while every time the baby kicked, i'd grab his hand and then they would stop. 

emotions: they've been in check lately. other than just crying at little things like baby commercials and the norm. 

sleep: my hips have started to hurt at night when i'm sleeping, which makes me feel like an old woman. but a pillow between my legs helps so much. i wake up and move a lot...and to use the restroom. at least twice. 

favorite moment of the week: daddy feeling the baby kick!

things i'm praying about: for this child to grow up and know Jesus. 

looking forward to: more movement!