what a feeling...

today matthew felt asher kick for the first time. he is starting to kick harder... it startles me. it shocks me. it makes me jump a little.

every time he starts to jump and kick... i call matthew. "matthew... come here quick, he is really kicking hard." he tried. but before today, he couldn't feel him. today as he put his hand on my swelling tummy, he smiled a little. "i felt it. i can feel him." i was ecstatic. matthew always plays it cool. "cool, huh?" i asked. "yah, cool" he said as monotone as could be. inside, i know he was ecstatic.

he could feel his son for the first time. he touched his son for the first time. he knew, what i have known for a long time. this is real, asher is real, he is a real moving breathing human being. he is our son. we are already parents. matthew is already a dad. and now, he can feel him move. now he can touch his son.

Father And Son Giclee Print
father and son
by Old School Gallery

Close your eyes,
Have no fear,
The monsters gone,
He's on the run and your daddy's here,

Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,

Before you go to sleep,
Say a little prayer,
Every day in every way,
It's getting better and better,

Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,

Out on the ocean sailing away,
I can hardly wait,
To see you to come of age,
But I guess we'll both,
Just have to be patient,
Yes it's a long way to go,
But in the meantime,

Before you cross the street,
Take my hand,
Life is just what happens to you,
While your busy making other plans,

Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,
Darling Asher.

Beautiful Boy
John Lennon


  1. Making me cry here!!!
    How wonderful!

  2. Anonymous19:03

    I love that song! Reminds me of Mr. Holland's Opus. I can't wait to see your baby! I hope he has red hair. Don't you love the kicking? That is the thing I miss most about being pregnant. Its neat to feel it inside and then feel it with your hand on the outside too. Its is so neat to have them with you all the time.

    Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

    The Gelk

  3. Anonymous21:22

    awwwwww...I am so thrilled that Matthew got to feel Asher... There is something magic about it. Just in time for fathers day. --Carol Sue

  4. Asher...I love that name!! And I'm so glad he finally got to feel him kick!!! It always freaked my husband out! :)


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