I had my second midwife appointment last week. With the knowledge that only comes from decades of feeling the bellies of pregnant women, she pressed on my stomach and confirmed that your position and size is just what it should be. Then with your sisters on either side of me, we waited quietly while she moved the fetoscope around in search of your heartbeat. She found it. You didn't quite hold still long enough for a count, but you did end with a good kick to the scope. It was a sweet time with good conversation. These visits are just as much about preparing your sisters for your birth and I am so thankful they get to be a part of all of it and add their questions and wonder to the whole process.
Right now we are in Florida visiting your Uncle Tyler, Aunt Amanda, and baby Nate. Baby Nate...a title that he will soon be passing on to you as he turns one this October and your arrival will be the following month. While here, we have listened to live music along the river at an outdoor market, water-colored sitting in the garden of a local museum, visited the animals in the zoo, and of course dug in the sand and dipped our toes in the sea. It's been such a sweet visit, one I look forward to you being a part of as well.
You are growing...keep on little one, keep on.