Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Beyond the flutters!

So this week Wednesday (officially) marks the 1/2 way point of this pregnancy! Mark and I are so excited!! The baby is becoming more real all the time. I have been feeling flutters...popcorn...light taps...whatever you want to call them, for a few weeks. At first they were small, and I wondered if it was really the baby or not. Now there is no denying it!! this week the baby has really started partying it up :). I feel the little one often, what a miracle!! This week also marks another special moment in the pregnancy. Sunday evening ( 5/22), Mark felt our baby move for the first time. Just one day before we were to see our Star on our 2nd Trimester ultrasound! It was so special to finally share that with him. He has been dying to feel our baby.
Monday was AMAZING. Moms (and dads :) out there, I know you can relate! The little one you've been dreaming of, thinking about, shopping for, finally seems a lot more REAL! At least that is how I felt. The more consistent and distinct movements has been wonderful too...but actually seeing the baby. WOW! I wish I could have my own ultrasound equipment, so I could spend time every day looking at the little miracle inside of me :).
It is just so incredible how advanced technology is these days. The ultrasound tech. pointed out and explained all different parts of the babies body, and even gave us an inside look at the brain! I loved seeing it move around, it even yawned while we were watching :). Our little one is growing just the way s/he should be! What a great blessing from the Lord. I am so thankful that He has entrusted us with the life of this little one. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue on this journey to parenthood!