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Last year I turned the big 3.0 and got married - I thought that was my milestone year. As it turns out, 2009 quickly overshadowed 2008 when my husband and I found out we were pregnant. I'm going to be experiencing everything for the first time as a woman and an expectant mother which is why I'm calling this my year of firsts. I'm senior editor for Marie Claire South Africa.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Belly full of baby

I had a surge of emotion last night - no it didn't manifest in tears. The 'weapy' stage seems to have come and gone - whether it will come again, I'm not sure. In fact, this morning, all I wanted to do was chase down this woman, sneak up on her unexpectedly and give her a murderous stare and the middle finger and all because she wouldn't give me a break in traffic. 

But back to my moment last night when my little girl started kicking me while I was cooking and I all of a sudden pictured having her in our home. I imagined myself peering into her cot and gazing at her wriggling, eyes closed, having just put her down for the night after a bath and feed...
I felt so much love for her my heart started leaping and I felt my face grow hot. Then she kicked me even harder and I set down the wooden spoon I had in my hand and held onto that image, rubbing my belly. She knew I was thinking of her too.

Doesn't look like much but that was our little girl at 13 weeks. I wonder what she looks like now.

1 comment:

  1. hehe. the weepiness. this will happen a lot, if it hasn't already. :) sometimes i miss being preggers.