Letters to My Baby ~ #8

I cannot believe how fast this pregnancy is going by. I now have less than 16 weeks before your grand entrance into the world. You obviously had a growth spurt in the last couple of days because my stomach just popped out in a major way! Although I had specifically prayed against leg cramps, I woke up yesterday morning around 6:15 with the worst leg cramps I could ever remember. I cried; first because of the pain and then again when I remembered my prayers to the Lord. I feel like I let you and myself down because the day before, I hadn’t drank much water. So of course, yesterday, I drank water all day long. I plan to continue drinking tons of water now because I don’t want anymore cramps. I did everything in my power yesterday to keep them from coming on. I drank water, had your daddy massage my legs, took a magnesium supplement, took a nice, warm bath right before bed, and slept in compression socks with a heating pad on my calves. I’m SO thankful that I didn’t have anymore last night, although my leg is still terribly sore.

Enough about that! Your daddy and I picture how you will be when you are born. I make jokes about you talking and riding the dog around the house when you are only like 3 months old. We envision such silly things! I picture you praising God in my womb. I know you have a huge calling on your life because Satan has fought hard to keep you from existence, but we all know that the Lord already has the victory and He has given me such peace! 

Your movements are getting stronger everyday. I can now feel little body parts jabbing me in the side at times. It used to only be big, jerky movements, where I felt your whole body turning. I feel when you have hiccups. It’s so cool! I picture you with a head full of black hair, but possible more curly like G.Q.’s and not as straight as Stinky Face’s. I am counting down the days until my next doctor appointment. I get to have a 3D ultrasound. I cannot wait to get another glimpse of you. I almost cry just thinking about it. Can’t imagine how wonderful it will feel to finally hold you in my arms. I love you with all of my heart! You are a gift from above!

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