Monday, November 22, 2010

Dear Baby

Dear Baby Galloway,
You are twenty weeks along right now. The miracle of you living and growing constantly takes my breath away.

And today.


Today, I finally got to feel you moving. I was sitting in Arabic class, minding my own business when a sudden strong "thumping," feeling came over the left side of my belly. I thought it was just a strong pulse, but then it dawned on me what it was.You kicked fast and for about 25 minutes before letting up.

I had just drank a chocolate milk, and I leaned over excitedly to Ian, telling him that you were going to be "a chocoholic, just like me!"

Two more times today you blessed me with that feeling of movement, of life within me. Some days this pregnancy doesn't seem real. We wanted you for so long. We prayed for you. We hoped, and longed, and wished. So these first 20 weeks have been a mixed blessing. We've loved knowing that you are inside me, growing and gaining strength, but having hardly any symptoms and not getting that 'baby bump' until this past week was hard. It just didn't seem real.

Now you are surprising us all by growing so quickly and starting to move all at the same time.

And next week, oh, next week! The joy of finding out if you are a boy or a girl. We {honestly,} don't care which one you are, as long as one day you learn to love your God who created you.

You are so special, baby Galloway. You have already brought so many people much joy, so much hope, and so much love. I can't wait to see what God does with the rest of your life.

{Your Momma}


Lauren said...

Beautiful it!

chloƫ. said...

so sweet! how amazing that must've been to feel him/her for the first time... I can't wait. :) So cute that s/he loves them some chocolate milk!

And can I put in a guess saying that I think you're having a boy? Though I thought Callie was having a girl, so I guess I'm not super reliable.

Ginger said...

aww I teared up at this so sweet I'm glad you are feeling movement :)

Callie said...

How exciting! I'm glad you got to feel the baby!

Truly His said...

So precious... a post to frame for years to come!:)

~M~ said...

So sweet!!!!!

Amanda said...

i absolutely love this post! what a miracle! god is so good! :)

Unknown said...

:) so pleased you felt the baby move. How precious!

Chelsea said...

This post is so sweet- it made me a bit weepy!