I am 20 WEEKS pregnant!!!
That's FIVE MONTHS!
AND .... HALFWAY there!!!
And not only THAT, but I finally (kinda) LOOK pregnant!
(yikes ... does it look like I just woke up from a nap? .... 'cause I just woke up from a nap.)
First, of course there's the exciting news that baby is a BOY!!!
And the little guy is getting BIG! He is about 10 inches tall ... and weighs about 10 1/2 ounces.
His arms and legs are in correct proportion to each other and the rest of his body now, his sensory development is exploding (he can even hear my voice now!), and he is practicing his swallowing skills a lot these days. :)~
It's been a busy couple of weeks! Found out I'm going to have a SON, turned 33 .... whew! That's enough excitement for me for a while!
But as I mentioned, I'm finally lookin' a little pregnant! Still feeling great, still have crappy skin, and still gaining weight (thanks to five BBQs and a birthday party in the past week!:)~
I am love-love-LOVING feeling this little guy moving around all the time (even though it's usually right on top of my bladder!).
And as excited as I am to be halfway through this pregnancy, I can't help but be a little sad, too ...
I waited a very long time to be pregnant -- and never thought it would happen again -- so the thought that this stage is already half over is a little bittersweet!
REALLY trying to appreciate and enjoy every day!!!
Lucy has been a little out of sorts since the ultrasound last Monday. I think she's really excited about the baby ... she just happens to wish it was a baby GIRL instead of a boy. She has days that she continues to INSIST that it IS a girl -- but overall, I think she's accepting her fate: a little brother is coming!!!
We went shopping for him right away, and she had a great time pointing out (and grabbing) every little thing that we need to get for him. She's also excited to "snuggy" in her new big-girl bed with him. :)~
She is just getting to be such a big girl! The things she comes up with never cease to amaze me ... it's so amazing to watch and listen to her (especially when she doesn't know I'm watching or listening!). She is going to be the BEST big sister ... and such an incredible help to me, I already know that.
I am feeling so blessed that God planned it this way -- that I get to have a "big" four-year-old (who I have had the pleasure of enjoying every day for the past going-on-four years without having to share her at all!) who is now able to get things for herself (and even for me!), dress herself, go potty by herself, and all kinds of other things that I would have otherwise been doing in addition to taking care of an infant! WOW! I am a lucky lady!!! :-)
Hope you're all having a great week and enjoying SUMMER!
See you soon!
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