As I spend more and more time sitting on the couch I have been able to enjoy feeling the babies move a lot more than when you're up and active. Day and day again I am marvled at the idea that there are TWO babies in my belly. Two growing babies that have already started to bond... seeing each other through the practically invisible membrane that keeps them safely untangled, catching each others gaze and study each others faces not knowing that it is a separate being they are looking at. They reach for each other and poke, push & grab each others bodies as they float around inside of me. I am SO EXCITED that God is blessing us with 2 babies... it's more than I could have imagined.
So what's this have to do with 5... well... it's the fact that we will NEVER have 5 children. We will never have 5 sons OR 1 daughter. We will never be a family of 7. Before getting preggo we had talked and thought through the idea of having 5 children. We didn't think that 5 was THE number or our perfect place. We just knew we wanted to add another child to our family and that would be 5 kids. 5 Little boys or 4 boys and a little girl (although that seemed highly unlikely) *grin*. 5 children would fill one hand... no more... no less. But now there are SIX... and we are THRILLED... it's just the thoughts that we will never be 5 /7. We will forever be 6/8 or more. It is such an amazing blessing that so few are able to experience and I am SO OVER JOYED that God chose to bless us with this amazing gift.
oh the thoughts you ponder while sitting on the couch. *grin*
couldn't resist posting this picture of Z... he's been spending a lot of 'couch time' with me and most of it is spent being goofy.