Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Feeling pregnant

Before getting pregnant, I never imagined how it would totally throw your body a curve ball! It's almost something out of a sci-fi movie. Feeling another little person kick and headbutt you from the inside is hard to imagine if you have not felt it before. Little Phoebe is quite the active thing. She'll probably end up like her dad - constantly on the move, even in her sleep. But with each passing day, motherhood becomes a little more real and my belly seems to become even a little bit bigger. I'm finally starting to get pregnancy questions from people I don't know well, like "When are you due?" "Is it a boy or a girl?" "Can I touch your belly?" This belly touching will take some getting used to. I'm only at 21 weeks now. I can't imagine how many people will want to feel my belly when I'm in my eighth and ninth month. It is helping me get over my remaining personal space issues that is for sure. But for the record, if some person I've never met before asks the belly question, the answer is definitely no!


Grammy said...

My darling daughter and Phoebe's mommy, Most people recognize the miracle of birth and are still in awe of it. I think the touching of the belly somehow connects them to that miracle and maybe even the One who creates life. Thanks for sharing the miracle! Can't wait to touch your belly (my grandaughter) again! Love, Mom (aka Phoebe's Grammy)

melitsace said...

You need to get one of those t-shirts that says, "yes, I'm pregnant, no, you may not touch my belly!" Lol! I'm glad things are going well for you two.

Tiffany said...

hey! i was wondering how far along you were... i'm at 20 weeks now, so you must be due beginning-mid march? so exciting! i'm with you on not looking forward to the belly-touching. here in africa, though, lots of women are pregnant, so it's definitely less noticeable. no one really makes a big deal about it here. haha. i'll enjoy keeping up with you on the blog!