Tuesday, 9 February 2010

The little people

Pregnant women are coming out of the woodwork around here. And we're all due this summer. Brace yourselves for a population surge.


And there is a lot of controversy. Should you find out the sex? Are you showing too early? Why aren't you showing yet? Will you keep your toddler in daycare or pull him out when the baby comes? Will you go with a trendy name, something pulled out of the history books, soaps or will you make him or her a namesake?

My baby, the one on the inside is making himself felt lately. I forgot, even though it was only just over two years ago, how odd yet wonderful it is to have a little person moving inside of you.

The little person on the outside is moving around a lot too. I find I have to outsmart him these days because I certainly can't catch him. He's developed quite a few habits that I find hard to hate. For instance when he is in the time-out chair, because he doesn't quite understand the concept that he needs to sit there for longer than two seconds, I must sit on the floor acting as a barrier between him and freedom, he often reaches out and strokes my hair and with the sweetest most sincere expression says: I'm sorry mommy. Even Supernanny would have a hard time resisiting that little face.

Well - we chose to find out the gender of our baby and we are going to go with a not so trendy name and we may keep the toddler in daycare part time and I definitely think I am showing way too much.

It's good to be growing a baby but I also yearn for a time when my belly will be flatter, my back not so achy and food will be a meal instead of the constant landscape of my daydreams.

I'm enjoying this trimester though - often referred to as the 'honeymoon' phase of pregnancy. I'm in no hurry to get to the end just yet.


  1. I am glad you are doing well and baby boy is moving around inside. And I, too, would have a really hard time resisting such a sweet little guy stroking my hair. We cannot resist T Rex getting up and asking for "Mama snuggles" or "Daddy snuggles" - even at 2 am! They are only little once.

    Thank you for the gift, by the way. I will be getting a thank you note in the mail soon. Such a cute outfit so sweet of you!

    I cannot wait to see your new little one!

    Enjoy this time - it goes all too fast!

  2. I remember loving the feeling of the baby moving, until it got very close to the end and then it was exhausting. Glad to hear you are doing so well, and good luck keeping up with the child on the outside!

  3. feeling my baby move inside me is my most favorite feeling!

    so i am excited to hear what the sex is and what the name is!!!! cant wait!

    we didnt find out the sex this time....it is our last chance for a "surprise" . we found out with the last 3. i am excited. I am also enjoying this time in my pregnancy....beforeyou know it he/she will be here. i have been having dreams about my labor though...which is freaking me out!

    have a great day! and deaglan sounds just tooooo cute!

  4. Kim, I'm happy things are going well. Your description of "time out" was adorable. Little ones just want us to be happy with them, don't they? Keep enjoying your honeymoon and take care my friend. :)

  5. I really enjoyed my pregnancy. I kinda miss it...

  6. I don't think there is a "should" to finding out the sex - it's a personal choice. I did both times and I liked being able to call the baby by his name each time while still in utero. By the way, I showed earlier and was bigger the second go round.

  7. The baby moving is really the best part. I bet that you look beautiful (shining for all) :) Wait until those kicks get bigger and bigger and Deaglan can see your belly pop up. That will be a treat for him. He'll probably say to baby, "Do it again! Do it again!"


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