Monday, January 4, 2010

Rounding things out

Over the past couple of weeks, I've really noticed the development of my ever-rounding belly. I think the baby has had a growth spurt (or ten). I've reached the point in pregnancy when my belly actually rests on my lap when I'm seated. It truly is an odd sensation to feel one's belly on one's lap and then feel said belly start moving around all on its own. Last night, I was working on the sweater I'm knitting for Annika and felt my little alien doing his aerobics workout. I put down my knitting needles and just watched my belly jump around. In the middle of the night, this sensation is less awe inspiring, but at 7:00 at night, it was pretty neat to watch.

I love that this baby is completely enveloped by my body; there's a sense of closeness that develops during these months of pregnancy that comes from knowing a baby depends upon its mother for absolutely everything to survive right now. After a baby's birth, lots of people step in to help (much to the mother's relief), but right now, it really is just me doing everything I can to keep this little guy safe, healthy, and growing (just not TOO big). Pretty amazing stuff when you stop and ponder the miracle of gestation.


meredith said...

Hey Lady!!

My biggest fear happened this morning...
I got back to school and babyzone was BLOCKED by the school server. :(
I knew that it was bound to happen sooner or later.

So, I officially bit the bullet and became a babycenter member- although the April due date club has over 5,000 members!! YIKES A BEE! It will never rival the closeness that the BZ group does, but it fills the gap while I am at work, since of course, facebook is blocked too!!

Sounds like you are doing great!

I bought a pair of size seven bambo circular needles this weekend and I adore them......... I didn't have to stop knitting after a couple of hours because my hands hurt! So, I finished the adorable little sweater for my friend who is due with an unknown (white sweater with neon green stripes to be dressed up with cutesy pink or blue buttons when the little one arrives) exactly a month before me!

Wow... this is a long comment.
Miss you!
- the OTHER Meredith

Kate said...

It really is the best feeling, isn't it?

Hope to see you and the growing belly soon!