Love taps are back!

by Kathy on April 28, 2009 · 11 comments

in Baby Benson, Bob, Hope, Loss, Molly, Sean

Good evening! Thank you for all of your kinds words, thoughts and prayers on Molly’s birthday earlier this month. I still intend to share with you sometime soon about Molly’s birthday/celebration of life weekend (April 17 – 19) and about when we told Sean that he is going to be a big brother again. However, our life has been pretty busy and I haven’t found much time to step back and blog. That said, I just had to share that over this past weekend that Baby Benson’s flutters have seemed to get stronger and become more like kicks or as I used to refer to them during our pregnancy with Molly, “love taps.”

Tonight as I sit here on the couch watching TV, hanging out with Bob and catching up a bit online, I have felt some of the strongest/most obvious love taps from our new baby girl to date. At this stage of our pregnancy with Molly it was bittersweet to feel her move, as I knew that I had to try to make the most of the connection I felt with our daughter, as I didn’t know how much longer we would have with her here on earth. With Baby Benson it is also bittersweet, but in a different way. It is very exciting because it reassures me that our baby girl is moving around and God-willing that means that she is still healthy and thriving. It gives me hope that feeling Baby Benson’s love taps is just the beginning our life with her. However, it is also a bit sad for me as the last time I felt these sensations our Molly-girl was still with us here on earth and feeling her love taps were a reminder that there might not be much time left in our life with her.

I leave you with an awesome ultrasound picture that we got of Baby Benson the day of her fetal echocardiogram at about 15 1/2 weeks gestation. I know that some of you have seen it already, as I shared it on Molly’s CarePage earlier this month in my Rainbows post, and in a related email, announcing our pregnancy more widely to family and friends. We feel very blessed and lucky that four more weeks have passed in our pregnancy since then and that as we approach 20 weeks gestation (the half-way point) this Saturday that our new baby girl seems to continue to grow and develop on track. Thank you for your continued support, encouragement, thoughts and prayers.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 k@lakly April 28, 2009 at 10:18 pm

She’s a looker, I can tell already. And her heart is beautiful and full of love, of that I have no doubt.


2 Katie April 28, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Oh, look at that precious face! I am so happy for all of you! And thanks for your love and support, as always, Kathy. Both of your daughters and your son are so lucky to have you as their wonderful Mommy.


3 Seraphim April 28, 2009 at 11:36 pm

I am just so very happy for you. xxx


4 Jen April 29, 2009 at 5:35 am

She fits so perfectly in that picture! I’m so happy for you and glad you are experiencing those love taps again!!


5 T-Mommy April 29, 2009 at 7:52 am

Wow, she looks so pretty already, posing for Mommy and Daddy!!!

It is great to know that everything keeps going well and that you are busy. Keep up the good work.


6 Fertilized April 29, 2009 at 8:36 am

Sweet Baby! Just look at that precious picture. I love these u/s.

Happy 20 weeks. So happy to hear you are feeling those wonderful love taps


7 Martha April 29, 2009 at 11:02 am

Yeah for Love Taps!! So glad all is well with you and your family, especially Baby Benson.


8 Photogrl April 29, 2009 at 11:09 am

What a beauty, already!

Yay for love taps and 20 weeks.


9 Jess April 29, 2009 at 12:34 pm

She’s adorable! Love the u/s pics….and glad to hear that all seems well! YAY for 20w!


10 Cara April 30, 2009 at 4:58 am

She looks perfect – and those love taps are sure to become karate kicks soon!


11 A Mom in Jacksonville, FL April 30, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Too sweet. SO thrilled that things are going well for you. “Love taps.” What a precious label! 🙂


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