I was soaking my aching hips in the bath this week when the baby kicked so hard, she made ripples in the water. It suddenly occurred to me how amazingly REAL this baby is - that even though she is still inside of me, she is alive and has the power to affect things outside of me. I thought about it again later in the week, when I was sitting at the kitchen table reading with a book propped up on my stomach and the baby moved and nearly knocked the book off.
I am so excited about this little girl arriving that it's getting hard to concentrate on anything else. Of course, that could also have something to do with the fact that the baby is making her presence known constantly these days by wriggling down into my pelvis, pressing on nerves, spreading my hips, jumping on my bladder, etc. But I love it. Even if my back hurts and I sometimes have to waddle, I feel so incredibly grateful to be able to have a child.
I can't wait to meet you, baby!