and counting- though sometimes forgetting but that is getting more difficult since the simple pleasures like facing the kitchen sink head on and not having stains from my breasts down to my thighes from bumping into things and being able to hold my 3 yr old and have his arms and legs wrap all the way around me like a monkey are becoming faint memories as I adapt to my new "robust" figure. I am feeling lots of movement and sometimes realize it may be gas or a muscle spasm(esp when it is in my legs) and not always another human thrashing about in my belly. The movement is cool to behold, but I swear that this one feels like it is jumping and every time it happens I think of the story in the Bible when pregnant with Jesus Mary sees pregnant with John Aunt Elizabeth and he(John) leaps in her womb, she gets filled with the Holy Ghost and they both have a Praise session right then and there!
Luke 1:39-56 (King James Version)
"39And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
40And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
41And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
42And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
43And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
45And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
46And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
47And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
48For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
50And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
51He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
53He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
54He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
55As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
56And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house."
That is not to say that I am carrying John the Baptist in my womb or anything, it is really just funny to me how God uses an everyday happening which one may take for granted to draw you to His Word and remind you of His Magnificence. I too rejoice when I feel what I know is big movement, an indicator of life within that there is no mistaking for. A miracle in the simplest way.