All this week we have been having VBS at our church. I am teaching the 3rd and 4th graders (which consists of a class entirely of girls!). Every night, we march into the sanctuary, say our pledges, pray, take up an offering, and then we dismiss the younger children to their classrooms. After that, we have Missions Central with Mrs. Ruth Hawkins. Mrs. Ruth, who I wrote some about in this post, is a lady in our church who is quite a trip! I really think she has been everywhere in the world. Just last night, she had on a t-shirt that proudly displayed, "I've Been Baptized in the Jordan River!" She is hilarious and so full of life. I love her dearly. I don't ever think I've seen her when she's not smiling.

As she was speaking last night about a missionary to the U.N. in New York, I was certain that I felt the baby move for the first time. I don't know how to describe that feeling, but it blessed my heart beyond imagination. I told Mat about it, and later that night, I told Mrs. Ruth that she gets the honor of being the one who was speaking when I first felt my baby move.

When we got home later that night, I was lying in bed, and I felt the baby move again. Mat tried to feel it, and he thinks he may have once, but he couldn't be certain.

There are absolutely no words to describe the feeling of having a baby move inside of you. Most people have told me it feels like "flutters" or "butterflies" but I think it feels more like a tiny, tiny bump. It's often quick, but it's there, and for that, I am so grateful! This has definitely been one of my favorite parts of being pregnant.

Since we found out the gender and even since I felt the baby move, things have slowly become a little more real. Like I said Wednesday, we haven't decided on a name yet, but I know when we do, and when we tell our family and friends, things will definitely become all the more real.

I absolutely cannot wait until we cut that cake on Sunday night that will reveal a blue or pink cake so we can start telling everyone about this little miracle that's moving around like crazy inside of me!

20.5 weeks pregnant with words


  1. Awww! How sweet! I love that little baby bump - you look amazing and so does Baby Peanut! I am so thankful for that active little one in your tummy. I can't wait to find out what he/she is and to feel him/her moving in your tummy! I love you times 3!!!!!
    Mums, Mumsy, Hunney, Lovey, Vivee, or ?

  2. How fun! Just wait in a few weeks he or she will be kicking and moving non stop! :) So happy for yall!