Joining Lisa-Jo and others this morning for Five Minute Friday, where we cut the words loose for just five minutes, and see where they fall. No editing, just encouraging the others who play along. The topic today is Together.
In just a few more weeks my baby will be with us in person. I will get to meet the little one I've been carrying and feeling for months now. It really is hard to believe how soon that time is. From right now I have three and a half weeks until I'm considered "full term." (37 weeks) While I expect this little one to go long rather than short, the idea that we could conceivably meet in just a very (very!) few weeks is breathtaking.
The last few months we've been together in such a special way. I feel kicks, and turns and lumps and bumps like I never expected. I remember the first time Baby was big enough to feel his (or her) rump. All of a sudden a huge lump poked out of my tummy. It looked strange and felt strange, and when I showed Daddy how his baby was laying he had the most surprised expression on his face!!
Other times when baby is wiggly I just watch my tummy and giggle. Last night a friend sitting across the couch from me asked if the baby was moving--because she could SEE baby moving!
Yes, the last few months of being together in this "oneness" sort of way has been wonderful and entertaining all at the same time. But I'm looking forward to another form of togetherness in just a month or two. The kind of togetherness in which I can see the face of my little one, know their name, and find out whether I've got a boy or a girl. Just a few more weeks.