Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Taking my daily dose of realization

So when does one realize that they are in fact going to be a parent? I always thought it was when the pregnancy test comes up positive, but I'm finding that our minds can't actually wrap our brains around the concept all at once. The three positive pregnancy tests were just the beginning. All of the physical symptoms, the 3ultra sounds I've watched, and the tiny movements I'm starting to feel are helping reality set in. In fact, I just made my first post-birth dentist appointment and the hygienist actually asked me "so what time do you think will work best for you and your baby?" Me and my what!? Oh yeah that.
I haven't been this excited since Kevin asked me to marry him! I've also never been more nervous in all of my life. There is a tiny person growing inside of me, and it's the most exhilarating feeling in the world!


Lindy said...

Very well said, Jess. I remember the feeling very well.

It set in for me when I could feel her kicking and moving - not just the little twitches.

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Darah said...

I know what you mean Jess! It still hasn't hit me yet, even with all the movements and excitement and millions of questions asked by everyone. haha. I guess it'll hit me when he comes out. Then reality will finally settle in.

Jenae said...

Hey Jess! YAY! I am so happy for you guys. I wish I was there to watch you grow! So I thought I understood that I was going to be a parent about a month before I had Ella...but I really didn't "get it" until she arrived. Something about waking up every two hours in through the night makes it hit home really quick. Although the loss of sleep is hard to recover from, I still remember taking extra time to stare at her before putting her back to bed. It is the most fulfilling feeling there is. I can't wait to see your little man when he gets here! Miss you lots!