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  • I'm 6 months pregnant and still in disbelief that in a little over 3 months there will be a newborn in my house.

    It's pretty incredible what has happened inside my body over the last 6 months. One small cell has multiplied to such an extent that there is now a fully formed fetus inside of me with all of his organs, limbs and even cute little face moving around letting me know he is in there.

    Feeling him move around is one of the most difficult experiences to describe. It started out as a very light tapping and has been getting stronger and stronger ever since. Sometimes it feels like he's doing gymnastics in there. I will never forget the first time my husband was able to feel it. Initially, only the woman can feel the movement, but eventually it gets strong enough to be felt from the outside. The sweetest moment was the smile on my husband's face and the way his eyes lit up when he first felt his son kicking.

    It's amazing how connected I feel to this perfect stranger living inside me. Each and every movement I feel provides me with a very pure, overwhelming happiness. I can be having a crappy day but the second I feel him moving, any bad feelings dissipate. Embarking on this new journey is both exciting and incredibly scary. I can't wait to hold him in my arms but I fear the great change that is about to happen to us. For now, I will enjoy every kick and move my baby boy makes until I meet him in person.
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