Dear Little Pumpkin,
I’ve decided to nick-name you pumpkin (for now, new nick-names, I’m sure will emerge) since you are due at the end of October. I don’t know much about you, but I did get a chance to peak at you today and see your heartbeat flutter! Your Daddy and I were thrilled to see you, and it just made our heart smile. Your little picture shows you measuring right at seven weeks and two days (as of March 13th), and everything perfectly healthy so far! I even got to see your arm and leg buds emerging from your body, getting ready to sprout your limbs for all the clapping and running that you’ll delight in, after your born.
I’ve been feeling pretty exhausted lately and I’m not sure if my pregnancy symptoms are worse this go around, or if it’s just a little more challenging to cope with since I have two other kiddos to look after. Nevertheless, it’s definitely kicking my butt. One of the hardest things to deal with is that coffee makes me nauseated, so my normal caffeinated boost is no longer. It seems that most of the unhealthy things that I eat (pizza, chocolate, etc.) don’t give me a very good feeling either, so I’ve been filling my tummy with more healthy things. One of my favorites is a cucumber hummus sandwich. I’ve always liked hummus, but cucumbers is definitely a newbie. I’m also loving the taste of fresh organic apples too, I can’t get enough of them. I’ve been diligent on taking my prenatal vitamins so that hopefully you are getting the best nutrients possible for your developing and growing brain, organs and the rest of your tiny body. I don’t have any strong feelings on what your gender is yet, but something tells me that I will be preparing for another baby boy. I’m not sure if that is because I already have two boys and that’s all I know, or what, but either way, I am excited to find out your gender so I can know that much more about you.
I look forward to learning more about you as you grow in my belly. I’m excited for the first flutter that I will feel when you’re big enough so that I can feel you stretch and kick. It’s just one of many sweet reminders of the miracle happening inside me. We are so thankful for the precious gift that you are, that God has given us. It was all in his perfect timing!