You've treated me pretty well so far, little Fancy Pants. No morning sickness, no chronic or serious aches and/or pains to speak of and so far (KNOCK ON WOOD) zero stretch marks.
In return, I'll bit a fond adieu to my belly button for now.
I must say, you were pretty cute this morning. As usual, I was trying to take a 15 minute power nap after my alarm went off when I noticed a rhythmic ticking in my belly. I opened my eyes.
Thought about it.
Is that a hiccup?
ARE YOU HICCUPING?! What else could it be?!
Aren't you cute!?
I called your Dad right away to tell him about it- as usual, he was alarmed (he gets nervous, you'll get used to it, it's because he loves you and doesn't want ANYTHING to hurt you, EVER) and told me to call the doctor's right away. I suggested that he should do a search on the Intrawebs (something else you'll learn about us, I know it's called the Internet, we think it's funny to add letter Ss or Rs when they don't belong...) Dad quickly found out that hiccuping in utero is, in fact, very normal and a sign of a strong, healthy diaphragm.
He's proud of you. Good work. (I know, I know, sometimes he's easily impressed. Just think of how fun it will be to show him when you learn how to blow bubbles with saliva or poop in Technicolor.)
Let's talk about PopPop. You know your cousins Jake the Snake and little Miss Caitie Mae were born last week. Well, in the spirit of never having a dull moment in our family, Grandma Grace decided it was time to take PopPop to the ER after two days of what he thought was the stomach flu and sharp pains in the abdomen. Turns out, PopPop needed to have his appendix removed.
PopPop: Acting up, as usual.
So, you'll be happy to know that during our last birthing class we learned how to swaddle you and put on little shirts and hats- it's going to be your first outfit. Grandmom was there- Dad was coming home from Florida so I'll show him how to swaddle on Scamp- and Gram got all teachery on the class telling them how much you'll be attached to my natural aroma so we should always keep cloth diapers around so they pick up the scent- you'll be happy to know that I alternate smelling like coconuts and roses thanks to Lush and BeachBum cosmetics.
Grandmom is funny- you'll like her. She brings pillows everywhere so it's softer when she sits on hard chairs.
It's funny, something else we learned about really caught my interest. We watched a video (you'll probably NEVER own a video tape) called the Amazing Baby. It talked about how some mom's fall in love with their babies while they're pregnant, some when they first see them, and some it takes a few weeks to warm up to them. I'll be honest, I didn't know how to act in the beginning- my body wasn't giving me any indication that I was pregnant so it was really hard to tell that you were there- you were being shy. As the days and months began to pass on and I started to feel polite pokes and your little body shift, I grew fonder and fonder of you every day.
You have nothing to worry about little miss or mister: I'm a sucker for you.
I'm really excited to meet you.