This past week I was able to confirm that those little pulses I have felt in my lower abdomen have actually been little kicks and punches from our Baby Turner. I cannot begin to describe the feeling that gives me as a mom. While they are still subtle and small, just imagining my sweet baby rolling, twisting, kicking, punching and living life in me is amazing to think about. I feel as though I am already beginning to sense his/her personality. Sometimes it's fun to imagine that my sweet baby gives me a good kick out of the blue, just to remind me that he/she is there and to say hi, maybe so I will talk to him/her and they can hear my voice again. :) In the mornings as I drive to work, I have a tendency to turn up the radio or ipod to a favorite song and little Baby Turner is already a music lover, because it isn't until then that he/she wakes up and starts dancing, it's so cute, it makes me giggle.
I've only been feeling these flutters for a little over a week now, and I can't wait for them to get more distinct and prominent and to happen more often. What sweet moments these are that a mom can intimately share with her child. I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to carry my child and experience God's creation growing inside of me. What a huge honor and responsibility.
These verses mean more to me now than ever before:
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!"
2 things I love about being pregnant so far:
1. Feeling life moving inside of me
2. When daddy asks for "family hugs" - family changing from 2-3 is a sweet experience, especially as the hugs get bigger. :)