October 14, 2016

Tomorrow I’ll be 1 week away from 5 weeks pregnant! Last night, for the first time, I was almost sure I felt little man push against my tummy. I’ve felt him moving around before, but it’s not quite the same as feeling the pressure of a little foot or head against your hand. It was hard to tell, so I could have been wrong, but I could have sworn I felt him push against my fingers, and then when I pushed back he did it again. Made my night. πŸ™‚

I’m watching Gabriel play in the floor while I write, and I just love how inquisitive he is. I’m sure all babies are fascinated by everything since it’s so new, but watching it for myself as he grows has been a treat. Recently he gotten more experimental. He’ll drop things inside cups, stack things inside each other, tip them out again, and drop and tap toys against hard surfaces. All with such a thoughtful, serious look on his little face. I love it. And of course, he loves to point at things or hold them up for me to tell him what they’re called. The only two words he says with any regularity are “te” which is what he calls his blankie, and “Da-da”. Sometimes he’ll be playing and suddenly start saying Da-da, over and over again. I’ll usually take him back to Josh’s office and let him wave at Daddy and all is well. Totally melts my heart every time.

I’ve been working on Christmas presents like crazy this week. I had a small list of people I wanted to hand make gifts for this year, but I’ve discovered that for a Mama of a one year old who’s also pregnant, that’s a bit too ambitious. I decided this would be the last year for that. I have three and a half projects to go, and I’m really glad I stuck with it. I really do love hand crafts, and will happily make some as gifts for anyone who asks, I’m just not going to make them unrequested anymore. That also takes a lot of the guesswork out since you’re not wondering if what you’re making is something they’ll even like. πŸ˜› Once I’m through with those I’ll start working on some ‘before baby’ projects I’ve got listed. I might post pictures of those. Can’t post the gifts since someone might see who shouldn’t. πŸ˜‰

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