Monday, July 29, 2013

While your sister naps...

I thought I'd write a quick post to you. I had my 15 week OB appointment last Thursday, and your heartbeat was in the 150s, which is a great, solid number. Of course, I am thrilled that they found your heartbeat right away with the doppler. I'm thrilled that there wasn't even a moment of panic where we couldn't hear you (like at my 15 week appointment with Maddie), and where they had to bring in the ultrasound machine. However... I am so antsy to know what you are! Are you a boy? I think you're a boy. But I could be wrong (like I was with Maddie), and you could be a girl! Either way, whatever you are, I am crazy thrilled to meet you in five-and-a-half months!

My gender scan is in one month, on August 29th. I know what you're thinking - "One month? You'll be twenty weeks along in one month? Where did the time go?!" Well, baby, it feels like this pregnancy has both flown and crawled by. I don't know how that's possible, but it is. Normally, the third trimester is the one that goes by at a snail's pace, but I have a feeling it'll be very different this time, as you'll be born in January, and the months before that will be filled with holidays. The holiday season makes time fly, and before we know it, you'll be here with us! The best Christmas present I could ask for.

A couple of weeks ago, I could have sworn that I felt tiny flutters. Today, I am 100% certain, because they aren't flutters anymore - they're little thumps. That's you, baby! You're thumping away a little left of my belly button. It's hard to not be able to see you, and to not really know how you're doing between my visits to the OB, so I am thrilled that I get to feel you, now. Those thumps will keep getting stronger and more frequent, until I am wide awake at 3am, begging you to get your kicky little feet out of my ribcage.

I haven't taken any real belly photos yet, but here's one that shows a bit of you. This was taken on July 20th at the Fox Hollow Farm, when I was nearly 15 weeks. You might notice that my belly is showing quite a bit more than it was with Maddie at 15 weeks! Well, that's normal for a second pregnancy. Or perhaps you are a baby yeti. I guess we won't know until my gender scan, which is when the tech will take your measurements.

Unborn babies are a delicacy to cute baby goats. Did you know? (Just kidding. These are just really friendly goats.) 

Maddie's up from her nap, which means I have a diaper to change, a snack to make, and a dinner to start! But I'm always thinking about you, baby. Maddie is also always thinking about you. She rubs my belly and says "baby!" which is very cute, but she also rubs your daddy's belly and says "baby," so I think she might actually just think that "baby" is another word for "belly." Either way, I know that she is going to love you. 

Your Mama

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