Aunt Paula got Holden a book called “Hello Baby”, in it it talks about feeling the baby move, visiting the Dr. hearing the heart beat, and waiting for the birth, and the first few days baby comes home…Holden loves it we have read it a million times in the last few weeks…and with perfect timing, the week we got it happened to be a week when the grands and Beth and Josh were out of town, so Holden was all set to go to the Dr with me…He LOVED hearing the heartbeat…but he expected the baby would come out of me at that appointment…so when anyone asked him about the appointment his answer was, “I heard the heartbeat, but the baby didn’t come out” always with a disappointed look on his face…he was actually REALLY fascinated with the fact that I had to pee in a cup, and still thinks he should be able to try that!
Just this week, Holden, who I don’t think had really actually felt the baby yet, mostly because his patience is that that he kisses the baby or lays his ear on my tummy for all of 5 seconds before he’s done…actually felt the baby kick him…he put his ear to my belly and immediately the baby kicked! It was fun! Since then he has loved to watch the baby move, which it does quite often, creating the alien like movement of the belly…and he loves to pat it’s butt when it pokes it out…since baby is head down we know where most of the parts we feel are:-)
Holden also loves babies, and while he seems to lack the understanding of being careful to my belly he is always so gentle and loving to any baby he meets, he loves to hold their hands, lets them pull his hair, and wants to just sit and watch them…He is going to be an awesome big brother!
And today, Holden looked at me and said, “Mommy I am SO cuscited to meet the baby!” Melts my heart this boy does!
Just fun happenings around here…and yes I am approximately 2 weeks away from my due date…I don’t have my bag packed, and I don’t have some things finished, and Tom is going away all day on Saturday, where he will be floating down the river, completely out of communication for 12 hours…I hope we are right that this baby is staying put till it’s due date! I am experiencing increasing braxton hicks…but that is about it…I am really hoping baby waits until my folks get here next Friday!