I am more than half way through my second pregnancy and time has been moving fast. I feel like these 25 weeks have gone by in the blink of an eye. The first time I was pregnant all I did was eat, sleep and breath pregnancy. It consumed me. The second time around there is already a little person running around and demanding most of my attention. There isn’t much time to sit around and process all of the change about to happen.
It hit me the other day though. I wasn’t expecting it, but in a quiet, unexpected moment I finally let it sink in that we are about to have 2 wonderful and amazing little ones. I don’t normally lay down to take a nap with my daughter but for some reason I did that day. I laid there beside her as the warm afternoon sun filled the room. With her eyes closed, my daughter Rowan stretched out her hand and pushed it under my neck. She was half asleep but I could feel her little fingers stroking my hair and the back of my neck. At the same moment, I could feel the baby kicking around inside. Swimming around in her perfect pool.I don’t know why it struck me as so profound, but in that moment I have never felt so much motherly love flood over me. These were my two girls.
I know life will continue to be busy, but I hope that moments like these will help me reflect and remember to savor the precious moments. This one will be one I hope to remember all my life.