We can see The Bump moving now, when it kicks! The boys get a charge out of zerberting my belly, and listening to the heartbeat last week was once again a surreal thrill for all of us.
My sister-in-law recently gave us a bunch of hand-me-down picture books that her kids have outgrown, one of which is called Welcome With Love, and it is wonderful. Have you heard of it? The book tells the story of a home birth with incredibly touching words and illustrations, and is one of the most sensitive, poetic-yet-realistic depictions of birth I have come across. We read it often together as a meditation on bringing this new life into the world and welcoming it into our family with reverence and love. Check it out, if you haven't already ;)