Our little ballerina is about 21 weeks along now, and much to my amazement, I have finally felt her tiny kicks !
The first time it happened it felt like the bottom of my stomach had dropped – a fluttering not unlike the feeling you get when a roller coaster takes a dive (but not too steep a drop) ! And as the days have passed, the kicks get stronger, the stirrings more aware – she loves doing her flips when I’m about to sleep and hugging my bolster on my side – it’s almost like she’s looking for the most comfortable sleeping position she can get too before settling in for a good night’s sleep with Mommy 🙂
I know, I’m so mushy these days I can hardly stand myself. But I need somewhere to express all these possibly hormone induced intense emotions and I’m sorry you’re here to read it.
After receiving confirmation from our gynae that baby is 100 per cent a girl (he exclaimed in frustration “Yes she’s a girl, or your money back” after our 20th question) we have chosen a name for her.
I know some people are “pantang” or superstitious about revealing a baby’s name before he or she is born, or worrying that the name wouldn’t suit their baby when it’s out, but you know, life’s too short to spend all your time worrying about things which aren’t within your control.
So.. she’s Baby S. 🙂 Baby Sophie-Rose.
We call her that already – the first thing out of our mouths in the morning are “Morning, baby Sophie!” Her name means Wisdom and as I have always imagined her to be sweet, pale and pink like a beautiful tiny bud of a primrose, she is also Rose. 🙂 My wise, beautiful, angel.
Darling Sophie, we’re already more than halfway there ! I see you in my dreams almost every night and I can’t wait for the day we hold you in our arms.
Your Mommy and Daddy