I know it's an odd 2nd post about pregnancy, but I'm going w/Flylady's idea of not trying to catch up, but just jumping in where I am. Where I am is almost 5 months pregnant with only two posts about it. Having documented no thoughts, feelings, or firsts about this baby, I'm taking the plunge by noting the first encounter a sibling had with Five.
On the way to dinner the girls & I were discussing whether or not Five could hear them talking yet.
"I'm not sure if Five can hear you, but I think loud sounds can be heard," I said as I left the van. Just in case they could be heard, they started talking to my belly - in the parking lot. After a I took a few steps towards the restaurant they stopped.
While standing at the deli counter 8 year-old Em listened to my tummy. Suddenly she looked up excitedly. "Was that Five?!"
"Yep. It sure was. Did you feel her* kick?
She squealed out a yes.
How cool for her to be the first "external" person to experience Five.
*Since we're not sure if it's Mitchell or Mia, I use he & she interchangeably. Hopefully we'll find out later this month whether it's Cinco or Cinca de Smith.