i was sheepishly grinning throughout “vital factors”, our weekly management meeting. i sensed a few strange glances but i didn’t care. i was focused inward, feeling the first of the baby kicks in my belleh. i could picture him flipping around as he did in the ultrasound the Friday before, his long legs now the sensation of popcorn. neat. 

he’s sixteen and a half weeks young and it was so strange! i can’t imagine how hard he’ll be kicking in a few months to come…