Over the past month, I've wondered what it would feel like to feel you kick from within me as this was the month it usually happens. And Monday, when I finally shared what was my lowest point in mine and your daddy's journey to you, I got my wish.
It was a normal Monday morning. I was working away when I felt what I thought was you. I wasn't entirely sure at first because you took me by complete surprise. I stopped what I was doing so I could pay closer attention to you. It was hard not to hold my breath waiting for you to move again.
The next time you moved, I knew for sure that it was you because there was nothing else it could possibly be. And for the next few minutes, I sat still and reveled in the strange and yet most wonderful feeling I've had in my entire life. A feeling that for a couple months earlier this year I wasn't sure I would get to experience.
So when I felt you for that first time, I cried. I cried for the joy of the moment, and I cried as I remembered the heartache I felt six months ago before you happened.
It's been a big week in our house, Nugget. Not only did I feel you move, this week marks the halfway point of your time spent in utero. At our doctor appointment this week, we got to see you again on the sonogram screen and learned that you're a girl!
We were very excited about this news, and so is your extended family. We all can't wait to meet you in another 20 weeks or so.