"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

gratituesday : movement

i have a mover in me.  a mover and a shaker and a dancer and a wiggle-wart.  it's so fun to experience it even though sometimes it really hurts.  i think she thinks she has all the room in the world and sometimes she REALLY stretches me out so that she can get in the position she's wanting.  when i'm laying in bed, i swear she moves the whole bed when she's restless.  i feel like someone could see her kickin' around if they were sitting clear across the room (as long as they were staring at my belly)!
i love to watch my belly move.  i mean, it's cool to feel it... but i love watching her move me around.  i like it -even though this is when it hurts- when she gets her big head (or butt... i don't really know how people can tell) and pushes and pushes until i have a totally deformed and lop-sided belly, and then settles down into place.  it's sweet now that i can cup my hand around whatever body part that is and imagine how big she is inside me. 
and while i imagine that... i'm pretty sure if she was born about right now, she'd be about the size of a lot of newborns i see.  that bump has exceeded my hand when cupped...
yesterday morning i was doing my hair in front of the mirror without my shirt on.  tmi... sorry.  but i saw her move from a frontal view and it. wasAWESOME!  it wasn't a big head or butt.  it was a little sharp something... a couple of them.  i melted.  i think i even let out an audible "awwwwww!"  from my normal top-view i see her move all the time, but the frontal view gave me a totally different perspective.  it was so sweet!!! 
it reminded me of this photo, that i always kinda thought was fake:

perhaps that's actually happened with me, but it's hidden from my top-view.  although i still think it looks fake.  that belly isn't a quarter the size of mine!!!  either way...
i love this little girl.  i'm getting so excited to meet her! 
thank you, God, for this movement i get to experience inside me.  thanks for the smiles it brings.  thanks for the life it means.  i am so grateful!
Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


Anonymous said...

I think that picture is fake, too, but I get the idea. Thanks for sharing. It wasn't TMI for me! lylyly

troybee said...