Friday, April 30, 2010

Dear Baby and a 20 Week Bump Shot

On the camera, this photo seemed to show my sticky outty belly button but now that it's on here, it doesn't seem so obvious.


Dear Baby,

Here we are ... halfway through this part of our journey together. And this is just the beginning! We have so many more exciting adventures ahead of us. From now on, you are a part of me and I am a part of you.

I love carrying you inside me, baby. Some days I get tired and think that this whole pregnancy thing kind of stinks, but then I feel you wiggle in there, and I remember how lucky I am. I still have to take medicine so that I don't get sick, but overall I'm feeling much better and now you are starting to make me getting really hungry all the time! Mommy loves getting to eat snacks whenever she wants. I can't get enough potato chips. I think you're going to be a Miss Vickie's lover like your Mom and Nana!

Daddy and I talk about you all the time. We've started to plan and prepare for your arrival. We've started picking out things for your bedroom and last night we bought you a car seat and stroller. I can't wait until the day that I get to strap you into that seat and bring you to your new home.

Daddy always calls you "he". I sometimes do that, too. But lately, I've begun to wonder if perhaps you are a little girl nestled in there. No matter what the case, your daddy and I are thrilled just to call you our own.

Yesterday we got to see you for the first time, baby! Daddy and I were both amazed. When I saw your little heart beating, it melted mine. I also fell in love with your little hands and your little feet. Soon, I will get to tickle those little feet. Many times, I've caught myself staring at your picture on the fridge and thinking about what you'll look like when you're born. Daddy loved seeing the details of your spinal cord. We are amazed at how God has created you, a tiny human, inside of me!

I'm so thankful that we've made it this far together. I feel a little selfish saying that I like having you all to myself right now.

Sweet baby, stay safe, warm, and cozy inside there for another 20 or so weeks. I'll see you when I see you.

I love you,

Mommy

P.S. Here's what we look like at 20 weeks...

*Just a note: Those are not stretch marks on the side of my belly. They are two scars that I have from a fall onto wet gravel at camp a number of years ago. When my dad saw my belly a few weeks ago, he was disgusted and said "Ugh, are those stretch marks ... ALREADY?" Thanks, Pops.

18 comments:

Lucky in Love said...

1. There is a chance I have that same pink shirt. A chance.

2. That scares me because it is not a maternity shirt.

3. You're a mommy. I cannot get over that. Seriously. :)

Brooke said...

men are so senstive aren't they? *eye roll* and it doesn't change when they are fathers either. my dad has said something equally insenstive. i just pretended that the commandment about honoring him didn't exist and shot him the evil eye.

Jorden and Kristin said...

So so Precious!! And I can totally see your belly button popping!! That is so funny your dad said that about the scars! I love how we have to defend any mark on our belly so people know they aren't stretch marks!! hehe I had to do that with my fenway acratch so I know how it goes haha

Jessica said...

That is one serious baby bump LOL. You look great and I can see your belly button popping out a little bit!

Have a great weekend!

Nana K said...

Nana loves you tooo!!!!

Kayla said...

I totally see the belly button! haha. You look great. Happy 20 weeks! I could totally see my dad saying something like that, but some how he would mean it in a good way... haha ooo Dad's gotta love em!

jenn said...

seriously - cutest baby bump ever - you're the cutest little pregnant pereson!! :)

Katie said...

ooo you're SO cute!!! i love the preggo belly pics and love the sweet SWEET letter to your sweet SWEET baby! i can't wait to find out what you're having! you didn't glimpse anything during the sono did you ;)

happy friday friend!!!

Sarah said...

Aww, what a beautiful letter! You are looking great! I hope you are feeling just as great! I don't know if you know yet, but I have a new public blog up so some back and check me out! My wee one is almost 3 months old! http://foreachother.tumblr.com

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

loved reading your letter -- it's beautiful to see how God is preparing you to be a mom!

Laura said...

You look great at 20 weeks! I can't wait til I'm as far as you are. Your letter to the baby is so precious too. That's one lucky baby to have loving parents like you guys. :)

Lois Lane II said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. =) I am so excited for you!

Tricia said...

I love your "dear baby" letters.
The letters were one of my fav. parts of The Waitress. Such a sweet idea! Can't wait to see HER! ;) Only a few more months.

XO*T

Risley said...

its crazy how fast time is going by!! I cant wait to be at where you are :) half way done!!!

Shaina said...

You look amazing!!!!!!! I seriously cannot believe it's been 20 weeks already. SERIOUSLY. You look fantastic and I love that teeny outie belly button! Adorable!

Jackie said...

So sweet...I can't wait for him/her to be born. I just love hearing about your whole journey!

Jackie said...

PS I am awarding you the Sunshine Award. :)

Brittany Ann said...

You look great! I can't believe you're already halfway! (I feel like I keep saying that, but honestly, I'm in shock how fast it seems to be going...at least from my end!)