Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Shake, Rattle and Roll...


I did not get much sleep last night but for a very good reason! My husband is away on a business trip and I have decided that my little girl is the smartest baby ever! You see, she was moving and kicking ALL NIGHT keeping me company knowing how my husband was away. She did not want me to be lonely and so I did not sleep much.

It all started when I was taking a bath before bed and all of the sudden the right side of my belly just started raising up and if she was stretching out of me! It was wonderful but so strange to see at first. Then she literally started moving and grooving all around both sides of my belly. She calmed down for awhile and after about 10 mins of being in bed it started again. I was rubbing my hands over my stomach and right above my belly button I felt for the first time a knob about the size of a quater. It was raised up and it freaked me out a bit a first then it occurred to me it was probably her knee or elbow. WOW! I was in shock! I just felt a part of my baby! I turned on the light and continued to watch her move around until the wee hours of the morning. Then around 4 am it started again. I did not mind though as it was so comforting to feel and see her move so much! I NEVER want to forget these moments. I only have a couple of months now to enjoy this and I want to take in everything that I can.

Someday I am looking forward to reading these blogs and remembering all the memories from this pregnancy. I remember the first kick at about 18 weeks while in the garage with my Mom getting some trees ready for the front porch. I called my husband over to feel it but he could not feel anything and he was so sad! Then there was the day over the Thanksgiving weekend while we were at Babies RUS and she really kicked hard for the first time.

I will NEVER forget the day we were laying in bed and my husband was talking to her and she kicked for him the first time, the look in his eyes was priceless. And then there was the first time I saw my belly really move, with tears streaming down my face it hit me the miracle I was carrying. I am so happy I have recorded the progression of this pregnancy and I hope she can look back someday and know just how much I have treasured this journey. It has been a blessing. I love you my little gift from God.....

7 comments:

Julie said...

Aww, soo sweet! Your gonna be a wonderful mommy!

Cheryl said...

amazing isn't it.... so glad you are blogging this as years from now you can look back..that feeling seems so foreign once the baby comes out into this world....
Sounds like she is a nightowl...my boys did that to me and guess what, they like to party at 4am now!! Nothing a little sleep training hasn't fixed!
All the best in this last trimester!

Becca's Dirt said...

Glad to read that your worries have been just normal stuff. I know the contractions get to seem pretty real but somehow you know when it's the real thing.

What an amazing experience to be able to see your belly move. I don't anything can really compare to the beautiful feeling you have when sweet baby kicks. Just to let you know she is gonna get stronger in there.

You should be very proud of yourself. You are going to have a beautiful and healthy baby girl.

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

I'm so happy for you! And I can't wait to experience this all myself someday soon...

teacherwoman said...

That is so exciting!

Sandra said...

That is such a great experience. You will forever cherish the memory. I remember when my son was turning around, made me feel kind of ill, but for awhile there you could actually see an outline of his butt in my tummy. It was cool.

erin said...

This is so beautiful, Jen! I know your daughter will love to read of how much you loved her before you even "met" her. :)