My sweet Piccolini,
You are 6 weeks old today! I am so thankful that you are still apparently quite happy hanging out in my tummy. This week you made me feel sick for a whole day. Since then I’ve been feeling much better, but I do appreciate that you took the opportunity to say “Hi, Mama!” and let me know you were still in there. You’ve been so quiet, I wasn’t sure I was even still pregnant! Every day that passes I am relieved that you are still happy and healthy, as far as I know.
We are less than a week away from seeing you for the very first time. Although you will probably just look like a dark, little blob in the cavern of my uterus, I can’t wait to see that little blob pulsing with a heartbeat. You are so much more than a blob to me and your Daddy 🙂
This week you are growing like crazy — you are nearly 10,000 times the size that you were when you were conceived! No wonder I have been feeling so tired… it is hard work growing a baby. And even though you are the size of a little pea, you are already starting to sprout eyes, ears, nose, cheeks, and a tiny, little chin. Your little hands and feet — still webbed like a frog — might even wiggle by week’s end. Your tiny heart is already beating, almost twice as fast as mine, and blood is starting to circulate. I really, really hope we can see that little heartbeat next Monday at our first ultrasound. Please make it beat nice and strong for me so I know you’re doing ok.
I love your little beating heart so much that it hurts.