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Friday, June 25, 2010

A "forever" moment.

I want to try to remember it for ever: the first time I felt my baby have hiccups.

It might have happened very early this morning, before I got out of bed. I was falling in and out of sleep, waiting for the alarm to go off. I could have sworn I felt a consistent something...

...But later today, while I was sitting at my desk at work, I felt what was most certainly my baby boy hiccuping. Those every-three-second jolts caused me to tear up with inexplicable joy. I immediately texted Joey, and he too teared up. Then my waterworks really started flowing as I thought about how connected to my son I instantly felt. I sniffled at my desk for a good half-hour afterward, trying to avoid answering anyone's work-related questions. I wanted to be left alone in my moment.

This day has been the most emotional yet during my pregnancy. I want to capture this feeling and never let it loose. I want to always remember the first day I was aware of how intense my maternal bond with my baby could be.