We are officially four months along. I like the monthly markers when I can speak in full months and not weeks which tend to confuse others. So we're an even four months.
Eating has become a second job for me as I work tirelessly each morning to load up my lunch bag with enough food to get me through an eight-hour workday with breakfast, lunch and snacks. Peanut butter toast and a banana for breakfast at 8, an apple at 10, lunch at noon, grapes at 2, and cheese and crackers right when I get home around 4. And then there's dinner and then an after-dinner snack.
Besides keeping up with my hunger, I've been feeling really good. I am settling into being pregnant with you and it's become much more normal than it has been the last couple of months.
And then I felt you move.
When I was sitting at my desk today, I felt a flutter in my stomach that caught me by surprise. I ignored it, sitting still to see if it would happen again. It happened again - like little carbonated bubbles popping simultaneously. Later in the afternoon, I felt it again a couple of times.
You're really in there, and I know this, but it's sometimes hard to imagine. We had our first two ultrasounds with you within two and a half weeks of each other. Now going on four weeks without one, it's harder to find reassurance that you're safe and sound. I know you are, but the flutters are such an assuring reminder.
Stay safe and sound in there. And feel free to flutter as often as you'd like.