Speaking of babies, our baby is now the size of a large heirloom tomato. Since we don’t have any of those ready in the garden yet, I took a picture of the seed packet from the brandywines we planted and look forward to enjoying. I get a weekly e-mail that tells me the size of our baby in terms of food, and I being a food lover, think it’s fantastic! Whoever came up with that idea was genius- food makes the perfect visual to imagine baby’s size each week! This week I’m 19 weeks pregnant (4 months and 3 weeks.)
So what’s new? I’ve been feeling “flutters” or “hiccups.” Wow, it is an amazing sensation to feel the baby moving inside me for the first time. Jeff has felt it too when he puts his hand on my belly. We are delighted.
Yesterday I had an appointment with our midwives Anita and Carla. Carla is in training right now, but we consider both of them to be our midwives. Both Anita and Carla are gifted in midwifery and have truly found their calling. They radiate so much love and peace it makes you feel completely relaxed in their presence. We feel so blessed to have their constant love and care. Yesterday was the first appointment Jeff didn’t make it to. He had a lot of custom orders for our business, so he stayed home and worked in his shop. Even though we all missed Jeff’s jolly presence, yesterday’s appointment was wonderful. I was still buzzing with bliss from the baby goat that was born before I left. Anita, Carla and I had a wonderful soul connection, a deeply satisfying heart to heart. I feel so comfortable with them and feel like I can tell them anything, and I do.
People have been asking whether we know if it’s a boy or a girl yet. We are not getting an ultrasound and are going to let it be a surprise. So we will know when the baby is born.
Oh, how I do love surprises!