Well, my suspicions were correct the other day. I definitely am feeling this baby move. I love it! It feels like a little fluttering feeling in my tummy. It's nice to just be sitting quietly at the end of the day and feel this little life moving around. So sweet!
One of my pregnancy books says that 'generally, the baby will be born about 147 days-plus or minus 15 days- from the time the mother first feels the baby move.' (I love how they couched that time frame with two weeks before or after!) Nonetheless, for Gracie it was spot on. She was born 146 days after I first felt her flutter. If my calculations are correct, that would put us at May 28th for this baby. Pretty close to the actual June 4th due date, anyway, but interesting to think about!
We go for our BIG ultrasound one week from today. I'm hoping that the baby cooperates so that we can find out the sex. For the past several days, Gracie has predicted a boy. But, before that, she has always said "girl". So, she really isn't helping us figure out what we're having at all!
I've included a 'lovely' belly picture. I've been horrible this time around and haven't taken any pictures up until this past weekend when I hit the 18 week mark. When I'm pregnant, I sort of just get big all over. I don't really have that cute little bump. But, I love how my body is changing. It's very exciting and amazing to be able to experience pregnancy, ONCE MORE. I may have said this before, but when I was pregnant the first time, I was just as amazed with how God created my body, as I was with the new life that was being weaved inside of me. I was 41, had never been pregnant, and yet my body did exactly what it was designed to do to carry a baby. It was incredible to me. ---You are fearfully and wonderfully made---- had whole new meaning.