. Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take,
but by the moments that take your breath away.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
16 weeks & 1 day
A mom-to-be! Baby shower: Pre-Madeline
Baby Bump - 16 wks & 1 day
This whole pregnancy thing is crazy. I just don't *feel* pregnant. Hmmmm....what should "feeling pregnant" feel like?? I have no idea. I have never been pregnant before. But I guess I just imagined things to feel different. Maybe if I were puking my guts out during the first trimester I would "feel" pregnant. Maybe when I begin to feel the baby kicking my ribs I will "feel" pregnant. But for now, I feel "normal". In fact, there are small periods of time that I actually forget that I am pregnant. And then I think about that little pork chop (the baby's pet name) in my tummy. And what do I think of?? I think of the process of becoming a mom (again), worry about the baby, things to do to prepare for its coming, etc, etc, etc. With that said, aside from a growing waistline caused by the baby bump, I have to say that the ways I "felt pregnant" when I was "paper pregnant" (awaiting adoption) are the same aspects of "feeling pregnant" that I am experiencing now.....the baby-to-be (then and now) are what occupies/occupied my mind. My thoughts of being a mom occupied my day dreams and the hope and wishes for all the best for the baby fill/filled my dreams and prayers. I am living the proof and will continue to be living proof that adoptive moms are just as much of a mom as biological moms.
Our family was formed in Astrakhan, Russia in June 2007. Since then, Jonathan joined the fun in July 2011. Both Madeline and Jonathan keep Mama and Papa running, but each step along the way is an unforgettable, enjoyable adventure.