Thursday, February 16, 2012

letting go

I have felt a lot differently about this pregnancy than I did with Jack.  With Jack it felt real from the beginning, but although my mind knows this is happening... I'm not so sure I'm letting myself get as excited as I should.

I thought about it and maybe there are some things I need to do... somethings I need to feel.  So today I looked up the due date for the baby we conceived last May.  I wouldn't allow myself to do the math before now, not a single ounce of me wanted to know... 

The baby would have been born this month.

I let my mind go there... 

I imagined our life this month if everything had went perfectly.  And for a few brief moments I was consumed with the thought and forgot about the little being growing inside of me right now.  

I owe it to this baby to be present.

The moment I saw the two lines, I cried... not tears of joy, but tears of fear.  I showed Joel all I could say was, "I don't want it to be like the last..."  

I've thought a lot about it, and I think we're going to do the 3/4D ultrasound after 14 weeks.  I think knowing the sex will help us connect more.  I originally didn't want to know, but Joel fought me on it.  And a part of me just feels like I'm waiting for something... waiting to know more to be able to feel more. 

We have a baby appointment tomorrow... and I'm getting excited, a bit nervous, but mostly just excited. 

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful, Olivia. Allowing ourselves to feel whatever we're feeling is so healthy. I love what you said about being present for this baby. I can relate to the way you felt when finding out. I so often would feel the same. We learn so much from our experiences and the time that passes.
    I hope your appointment was wonderful and exciting. And that it brought you peace. I'm looking forward to your next post! :)
    Thank you for all of your kindness and means so much!
    Wishing you and your family lots of love and happiness!


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