First Meetings

I felt the baby move - I told Easy this morning as he was getting ready for a (very anticipated) bike ride with his dad. Yeah right, was his reply. He never believes me. I respond to his punk attitude with a loving whatever and I catch him with a little smile. He does believe me.

I carry on eating his Birthday Apple Pie for breakfast - MaeMae sitting on the edge table begging for more of the sweet warm homemade goodness.

That first meeting is always unusual. I first met Blondie shopping in the aisle of Smith's in Provo. 16 weeks. It was just a little nudge after the never ending weeks of hanging my head over a toilet. With that nudge, I began to have the first feelings of motherhood. It's when finally all the bitchiness to my husband, sleepiness, nausea, bad skin, and constipation actually started to feel worth it.

I met MaeMae when I was only 13 weeks. Shockingly, I knew what those nudges were and they were not gas. Just my feisty little girl making herself known for the first time.

Three is softly making his/her self known. A roll here, a tiny bump there, teetering between worlds, but unmistakably saying, Hello, I am here!

It's magical.


The Crew said...

I absolutely love that! Thank goodness for the nudges- otherwise I don't know how I would do pregnancy!

Rasmussen boys and 1 girl! said...

First meetings are the best! I love that phrase by the way.

{erica} said...

I loved this post! Made me go back and read when I felt them move first :)

You're awesome!

banananutmeg said...

TOTALLY makes it all worth it!
Eases my paranoia, too.
The other night we counted the toes on a foot that refused to move away from right behind my belly button. I wish we'd had the camera to take a picture. By the time we thought to take a picture of it, he moved and the moment was gone. But it was awesome. Real. You could actually SEE bitty toes and a heel poking out from my stomach. Freaks aaron out.

mjs ashworth said...

That is the best feeling in the world! I totally miss it!( thats about the only thing i miss )

Also CONGRATS, that is so wonderful! We are so happy for you, and I hope the sickness gets better fast!


Amber said...

k...i love you said bitchiness. because there is no other word for it. oh happy day of purpose!

Whitaker Family said...

COngrats! I love those little feelings. And I think three kids in four years sounds like heaven, they will be great friends!

Karen and Joe said...

aww..so sweet! That's the fun part about being pregnant, its truly amazing. Cute post, but now i'm suddenly craving apple pie! :) hhahaha

Megan said...

I love that feeling! So exciting! Congrats again!

4 cute chicks said...

I'm SO excited for you! Thanks for bringing back such magical memories for all of us moms out there.
I hope you are feeling ok and that you're getting the rest that you need.
~Can't wait to read my way through your pregnancy :o)

Jason and Tiffany said...

Hays- everything will be just fine!! I wanted my kids close too (which is why I am where I am) and I feel the same way and I dont have nearly the cool stuff you are doing!! If you can build a chicken coupe while you are sick and probably throwing up, you can do anything. I look up to you :) T

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