I have been waiting.
I have been “inside listening.”

I have been wondering.

First bitty hiccups by Baby A.
Deep down in the womb.

First born son- he hiccuped in the womb and I startled- to feel those rhythmic moves and I marveled as the months went by
and
I could track his growth
by
the strength of
his hiccups.

And so-
every baby- I have “inside listened” and tracked and they grow and their hiccups grow too.

Baby A.
She is the first one
to hiccup
inside this womb.
This time.

Bitty hiccups.
Precious.