i feel it!!! ever since my last doctor's visit, when he told me i'd be feeling the baby move very soon, i've tried to just take some time each day to relax and concentrate on the feelings inside of me. up until yesterday, everything i felt seemed to be just gas (experiencing A LOT of gas lately, as josh can attest to!) but last night, we were watching tv and i felt something different. i mentioned it to josh, but we both agreed it was probably still gas. later in the evening, i was sitting in bed, reading a pregnancy magazine and i felt the same sensation over and over for about 3 minutes! it was crazy! it didn't really feel like "flutterings" to me, it was more as if someone was flicking their finger against the inside of my stomach, very lightly. i felt it again this morning...it's the strangest thing to think that a living person inside of me is making himself known! in less than one week we'll be able to start calling baby stew by his or her first name...hopefully he'll cooperate and let us get a good look!
so the "two little birth control pills" who spent the night last weekend were pretty much angels. they went to bed easily and didn't wake up too early. i had to work both days, but josh had fun playing with them....its been raining quite a bit lately, which is unexpected and SO nice after the heat wave! the cooler weather has given me a lot more energy to do stuff around the house like i used to before i was pregnant. the other thing i've been working my butt of on is getting all of the donated books ready for the church library. my awesome helper, irene put out a notice that we need more volunteers. 5 women responded and yesterday i met with all of them, showing what they can do to help!! that was such an answer to prayer, since we have over 700 books to process and i'm only on #350 after working on them for months and months. our hope is to open the new library in september.
3 days until my parents arrive! i can just taste those dill pickle chips....off to go nab some gerkins from the fridge :)