Scan reenactment by Charli & Sophie

Ever since we took the girls along for my 20 week scan they have been reenacting it in very interesting and creative ways. I first came across them doing this a couple of week’s ago. They take it in turns to crawl into a tunnel (Mummy’s tummy) and pretend to be the baby, whilst the other does the scan.

Sophie as 'baby' in Mummy's tummy

It’s amazing to think what goes on in their minds. Here’s a video-clip I took of them…

I’ll be at 24 week’s on Thursday and Dan has felt the first big kick (usually late at night – just as I’m about to go to sleep!). I can’t wait for the girls to feel baby. Feeling great, with only a little discomfort as my rib cage expands out to make room for my growing uterus. My legs aren’t aching as much thanks to an increase of milk and bananas in my diet. I met up with wonderful Meghan today, who has recently had her second son. It was such a treat to hold him, at only six week’s old! The visit also helped to remind me of life with a baby and it will be interesting to see how I cope with juggling everything. People keep asking how I am feeling and all I can think is, ‘I’m great now, but when the baby arrives I’ll be feeling severely sleep deprived and groggy’. Unfortunately, people rarely ask how a mother is once the baby has arrived – they are usually much more interested in the baby. But it is then when a mother needs so much more support, patience and understanding. It would be nice to be swaddled up and rocked to sleep from time to time…