I went to bed last night knowing that we had a full day ahead of us on Saturday. I wanted to drive up North to catch my nephew’s soccer game since his season is almost over. Then I planned to head over to my Mom’s house to check on her cat while Hubby mowed her yard for her. After that, we were waiting for a phone call to confirm some tentative plans with friends for the evening.
Knowing we had a lot to do, I headed to bed a little early, finished reading my book (2 books finished in as many weeks, which is amazing for me), and snuggled up with Zach who had somehow managed to end up in our bed for the night.
The next thing I knew, it was 7:00 a.m. and I had awoken from a crazy pregnancy-induced dream to the sounds of clapping thunder and pouring rain. As heavy as the rain was coming down, I knew that there would be no soccer or mowing the yard, so I snuggled back down to see if I could get a little more sleep. Suddenly I was aware of a tight feeling in my abdomen. I reached down and put a hand on my stomach, where I discovered a firm ball-shaped area that just fit inside the palm of my hand. Good morning, my darling baby. I tried to stay still as long as possible as I knew that it would move as soon as I did.
It was the first time that I have been able to physically feel the baby in my belly. I feel it moving around quite a bit these days, but I’ve never been able to locate exactly where it was in my stomach. Somehow, that moment made this whole pregnancy feel so much more real. I felt a real connection to my baby for the first time. I only wish that I could have shared that moment with Hubby, but he was sleeping in Zach’s room since Zach was taking up his side of the bed.
About an hour later, Zach woke up ready to watch some TV, so I flipped it on only to have the satellite go out a few minutes later due to the storm. He wasn’t exactly thrilled so we got up and had some breakfast, then watched one fo his favorite movies. It was the perfect way to spend a rainy Saturday morning.
As it turns out, all of our plans for the day fell through, with the exception of a quick trip to feed and take care of my mom’s cat. I worked on a baby gift that I’m making for my sister-in-law, took a long afternoon nap with Zach, did a couple loads of laundry, and just relaxed.
Hubby is busy cooking dinner and we have plans to watch a movie together later tonight. So far, I would have to say that today is one of the best I’ve had in a long time.