Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Nothing quite like it...

I felt her kick tonight.  

It was unmistakeable.  

FINALLY, this was it! I have had a few "maybe" flutters and popcorn moments over the past week, but tonight was OUR moment.  

The moment where her hand or foot collided with mine.  

I can't even begin to describe the feeling.  All I know is I was taken aback, then tears of joy ran down my face.  I am still crying as I type this, to be honest. 

I have to confess that sometimes fear just finds a way to creep back in.  I have felt SO great this second trimester that sometimes I really don't "feel" pregnant.  I do get out of breath and tired, but other than that I am back to being "Abby" - just with a growing belly.  

But sometimes I worry... that something isn't right, that something could go wrong again, and that this is too good to be true.  My fear tells me this pregnancy is going WAY too smoothly, so I worry about her. I've been hoping and praying to feel her move as affirmation that everything is going okay. 

Well, I got that affirmation tonight.  As I pressed my hand on my abdomen, she kicked back impulsively.  I did it again and she punched back.  I didn't want to bug her so I just sat there smiling and sure enough, another unprompted punch.  I rested my hands back on my stomach and started bawling big happy tears when I felt her move 2 more times.  

My baby girl is alive and well and moving around inside of me.  Thank you Lord for the encouragement tonight, it is exactly what I needed. 

We have our next appointment 1 week from today! We are anxious and ready to see our little one again and how big she has grown over the past 7 weeks! 


  1. Incredible! Can't wait to feel it myself in one week!! XOXO, Mom

  2. love this, Abby! sweetest feeling ever.

  3. Awww Abby such a great feeling and what a reassurance. Isn't great when God sends you such great signs.

    I totally understand why you are still worried. I don't think that ever goes away. I never stopped worrying until my baby was born. He is now 10 days old and every time I pinch myself, it's like I can't believe it's real.



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