Sometimes I feel like the fact that we're going to have another baby is still sinking in....then I have weird moments where I feel fierce love for this unborn baby. I feel the transition, I think, from the abstract idea of "baby".....to the feeling that a new child is in the air around us.
Anybody else feeling a slow transition from loving the "idea" of a baby.....to feeling real connection and intense love for your child and a real sense that the baby is coming?
I'm 16 weeks. With my DD it took even longer to realize that she was a real baby I think, just because I had no idea REALLY what it was going to be like. With DS I felt it much sooner than 16 weeks...but I wanted him and begged my DH for him and he was a gift from my DH to me and I had already experienced that TRUE love you feel when they are born and knew what I was getting into.
This time it's come later. I think that's just because it was such a shock and we were so "done" that it's been weird to turn my mind back to baby mode....but man, I'm really starting to feel it and I'm getting excited!! Having a bump definitely makes a difference I think! It's like, REALLY actually happening!