Waiting.


I have been waiting and waiting and waiting to feel the swirly little movements of this babe inside my belly. Finally...it has happened. This sweet little one has taken it's time. I'm not sure if this has any indication towards the new personality, or if I'm just so busy I haven't slowed down to sit and ponder and feel... but in any case, it has happened and I am so thrilled [and relieved]. I can recall feeling all of the other children around 14 weeks. Nearing 20 I have to admit, I was getting scared.

All of this movement has also made me a little baby obsessed. I fell in love with a few names last night as I lay in bed and meditated the meaning of this new life. I won't share them now, because I'm sure I will hate them all before the day is through, but my brain won't stop...girl or boy...where will it sleep...will it look like any of the other children...how will they react...will Audrey be walking when the wee one arrives...please let Audrey be walking when the wee one arrives. See, I told you. In any case, next week is the big ultrasound. I am looking forward to seeing the beating heart, all of the major organs, and Ryan is looking forward to finding out if this will be another girl or boy. He will keep his secret until delivery day...because I love a good surprise.

25 comments:

  1. You have such a cute pregnant belly! You are so tiny......which is what EVERY prego lady wants to hear:)

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  2. i love a good growing belly. i always feel the prettiest right around 20 weeks. i think that's when the mama-glow really begins.
    cheers to baby flutters!
    love, lindsay

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  3. i'm so amazed that you can go without finding out what the baby is. You DO look great!

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  4. It's so exciting to feel that baby inside you. You really do look great, and I agree with Heather--I'm amazed. We need to get Madelyn and Audrey together, maybe they can help each other walk!

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  5. I HATE not knowing if I am getting an niece or a nephew. You are far too patient! I am so glad you can feel the little fluttering. I am so excited for you and Debie and these sweet new arrivals.

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  6. I love your little baby bump! You look so great! I've been loving your posts lately but just haven't commented. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

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  7. What a cute prego you are. That post makes me want to have a third!

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  8. You are adorable. And I'm sure this new little one will be too!

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  9. pure excitement. there really is something magical about those swirly movements.

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  10. What a sweet preggo lady you are :) Your making all of us wait 20 more weeks to find out what your little blessing will be? Well atleast we have something to look forward too :)

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  11. Ah, I'm so jealous! I'm excited for you.

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  12. It's always such a huge relief to feel the baby kicking. Have fun at the ultrasound next week. How exciting.

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  13. Barely a bump! At 20 weeks, amazing! You look adorable. I can't believe you won't find out Ryan's secret for a whopping 20 weeks or so! I don't think I'd have it in me to wait. So glad you felt the first of the flutters. That's always SO exciting!

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  14. Your belly is so cute!

    So glad that you're feeling the baby move. Those first flutterings are always so exciting and reassuring.

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  15. So glad for your mind of relief. So cute you are.

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  16. I can't believe you can wait, and that Ryan can keep that secret! Crazy! You look amazing!

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  17. Cute bump! When are you due? I am just at 20 weeks myself. Happy day! :)

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  18. I would not be able to let my husband find out if I wasn't too. I'm too much of a planner, or a worry wort, I'm not sure which. Baby bumps are so cute!

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  19. Your belly is so cute. And I can't believe you are almost 20 weeks. That is crazy.

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  20. That does it. I am thinking of a bribe to get Ryan to tell me and only me. I can keep a secret like nobody's business and I want to KNOW!!!

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  21. If there is any family that should have lots and lots of babies, it's yours. You and Ryan are wonderful parents to your beautiful children.

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  22. I didn't feel my baby move until around 23 weeks. Now he won't stop moving!

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  23. I can't even see that belly of yours!

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  24. You have a very cute pregnant belly and I think it's exciting that you wait to find out the sex of the babe! Although, I would probably drive Marcus nuts if we ever wait to find out.

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