By far, one of the most amazing things about blogging through this time in our life has been the support, knowledge and tips we’ve received along the way. I’m so fortunate to have many blog world resources whom I can learn from and soak in as much information as possible. I was really excited to read about Sabrina, Emily and Maria’s experiences, as they all went through each stage of pregnancy before I did.
When I saw Emily’s 38 week video of little Cullen moving in her belly, it blew my mind. At that point, all I could feel were tiny kicks from the inside –hardly anything from the outside- and couldn’t believe that movement from such a tiny person could be that defined. I’d never seen it before, so I had no idea what to expect.
To be real, pregnancy and pregnant bellies creeped me out until about 3 years ago. I thought pregnancy was beautiful, but scary, and it wasn’t anything I was ready for at the time. When I first started the blog, I wrote about how I didn’t want to have an alien inside of me.
Growing up, I was planning on adopting (which is still an option we’d like to explore in the future) and it wasn’t until I met Tom that I changed my mind about having biological children. I knew I’d want to create a baby with him –genetics like his can’t be wasted, and in all seriousness, when you have a great love in your life, it can change your mind about things- but I wasn’t ready. He was ready long before I was, and patiently waited until it finally clicked. When it clicked, it CLICKED- baby fever is real.
So now that my first pregnancy is almost over, I have to say that it wasn’t nearly as terrible or gross as I anticipated. I heard so many horror stories, and beyond the fatigue, a little nausea and a lot of hip pain, it really was good a thousand times more often than it was a pain- I have loved being pregnant. The baby doesn’t feel like an alien at all… we all have our own little conversations and can explore her personality before she heads into the real world. Tom got kicked in the face last night while he was talking to her- she definitely makes her presence known.
So before she can Zumba on the outside, here she is Zumba-ing from the inside:
She wasn’t moving as much as usual, so I’m thinking she might be a little camera shy…
*Mistake on the video: I said Emily’s belly video was at 37 weeks, and it was actually 38 weeks. Exactly where I am 🙂
More of the belly in action: