May 13, 2015
Hi sweetheart! Your dad and I finally settled on your name (I hope you like it!) and we’ve started calling you by it. I don’t want to post it on here just yet since we haven’t told too many people so far, so you’ll have to be just “J” for now. But let me tell you, it’s been SO nice being able to refer to you without saying “the baby” or something like that. Although we have been getting creative with that… So far you’ve been called “the small child,” “the offspring,” “the tiny babe,” and probably about 20 other general titles too. You’ve got quite the set of nicknames piled up. 😉
We got to see you again a few weeks ago during your anatomy scan, where they checked and measured just about everything from your brain to your tiny toes. You were laying facedown like a goofball the entire time and wouldn’t move so we didn’t get to see much of your cute face, sadly. But we did get to see how much you’ve grown (you’re pretty much all proportionate now, yay for you!) and the technician said you’re looking healthy and wonderful. Good job, baby, I’m so proud of you! Praise Jesus for keeping you safe.
Now that you’re getting bigger I can feel your kicks a few times every day (in fact, you’re kicking me in the bladder right now, thank you very much). I love love love feeling you move. It’s probably my favorite part about being pregnant. The other day you and I were lying quietly together and I said your name out loud and you responded right away with a surprised little kick. That was so cute of you. 🙂 But also, I’m sorry for scaring you haha.
About two weeks ago your dad got to feel you moving for the first time! Up until now, you’ve been really shy about showing off your sweet moves for Daddy but now you’re getting a little braver. In fact, he was talking to you the other day and any time he asked you to show us your best, you gave a good solid kick right to his hand. It was adorable! I can’t wait to see the two of you playing and practicing and hanging out together someday. He’s going to be such a good daddy. (He already is.)
We thank God for you every single day, little one. We are so blessed to be your parents and to get to have you in our lives for whatever time we’re given. You’ve already made us happier than we could have ever imagined and even more thankful for the beautiful life we have together. You are so very cherished, sweetheart.
I love you forever and ever. I love you for a million different reasons and I love you simply because you are. I’m counting down the days until we get to meet! Four months (exactly) until your due date!
All my love always,