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There are few things better than hazy, evening light trickling through green, leafy trees gently shivering in the soft summer breeze. Cool blades of grass tickle your feet and bugs turn into magical specks of light as they catch the sunlight upon their wings. Friday was a big day for us... we had our "big" 20 week ultrasound (a couple of weeks late). We got to see our baby girl fidgeting around on a tv screen for half an hour. She cradled her hands up near her face and puckered her lips then squirmed away from the pressure of the ultrasound being pressed against her warm, cozy inhabitance inside my belly. The tech got the ultrasound chord all twisted up because she had to chase our baby around so much-- we've got a wiggler on our hands. The best part of the whole appointment was when the tech applied a bit of extra pressure to my belly and we watched baby girl PUNCH back in retaliation (she's definitely our child, that's for sure).

I can feel baby girl kicking me from the inside ALL the time. You can even see a little "pushes" on the outside of my belly as she squirms about, to and fro. One of my very favorite things is grabbing Taylor's hand and placing his palm over my skin where she's kicking around in there. The way his eyes light up every time he feels those precious little flutterings inside my belly makes me swoon.

I keep saying this, but with every ultrasound and every appointment we go to, things feel a little more real. Especially this time. The tech scanned every last inch of that little girl all the way from her head to her fingers and even her toes. We watched the rhythm of her heart thumping, the flow of fluids in and out of the umbilical chord, and we even got to see her interacting with the tech as she pushed her around within my womb. I choked back random bouts of "almost tears" throughout the entire appointment. Our little girl is real! Not only did I get to feel her moving around every day this week, but I got to actually SEE her. I felt like I got such a big glimpse into who she is just from watching her wiggle around so much during the scan.

I'm really excited to meet her. But I'm also learning to enjoy the little moments of this journey. I won't lie, I was not a big fan of pregnancy for the first few months. I was sick and miserable basically all day every day. But now, as the due date draws nearer and my belly grows bigger, things are starting to become more and more enjoyable. I feel like these are the months in which I will actually get to know this baby girl a little more in a very unique way. I lover her so much already.

xoxo

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  1. You are the the cutest, and you are going to be such a sweet mom! I'm so happy for you guys!

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    1. As always, I'm so grateful for you and your kind words! You're such an uplifting source of light and happiness in this world!

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  2. So very excited for you both ♥ you will be wonderful parents!!! ^^ thank you for sharing your amazing experience!!

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    1. You are so sweet for saying that! Thank you so much. We cannot wait to be parents (even though we are also slightly terrified).

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  3. Oh my goodness, look at your little belly! Eeeeep. Making me miss mine! :( :( :( It is the best, most terrifying thing in the world to be a parent (which you obviously know), but it is the best thing. You and Taylor are going to be the sweetest parents out! I'm so excited for you two and your little girl :)

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