No, I'm not referring to mice in the walls, or any other critters. Nothing that goes bump in the night ... except a little tiny baby growing inside me. Just before 14 weeks I was blessed with a "sneak peak" when I felt 4 or 5 fast kicks against an elastic waistband. But in the past week, I've begun to feel little flutters and thumps. This morning as I was reading my Bible, I felt several thumps in a row, in the same area, that was definitely the baby greeting me.
I'm so thankful for those fleeting flutters and tiny thumps. I love hearing the baby's heartbeat around 12 weeks, but until I feel those daily movements, I can't help but worry and wonder at times. Is my baby still okay? Will my next Dr. or midwife visit still find that heartbeat?
But now the baby and I can communicate daily. If I start to wonder, I just need to drink some juice and lie down to rest for awhile. Baby will wake up and reassure me that he/she is well. And I love feeling that new life and new personality growing inside me.
In 6 days we will have our ultrasound, and I will get to see this new little one. I've lived without ultrasounds before, and I could do it again ... as long as I could feel those little thumps and flutters, and eventually bumping and banging around inside. (Yes, I've had some rowdy little babies before.)
Praising God for this precious gift today,