Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halfway There!

Me at 20 weeks at Half Price Books: After my 10 year high school reunion.
Well, I have officially passed the halfway point of this pregnancy. It seems like only yesterday I was gaping at the pregnancy test, marveling at the changes to come.

According to my doctor and our last appointment, I am actually a week or two behind. I'm measuring only 20 weeks THIS week. According to my DATES, I should be 22 weeks, yesterday. But according to my last ultrasound, I am just now hitting the 20, maaaaaybe 21 week mark. The baby is smaller at this point than either of the boys were. So maybe he will pack on the weight the last few months.

Either way, I am getting bigger and I can feel full blown kicks now. It's a wonderful feeling. I don't care if I'm 20 or 22 weeks, I know the baby will be here when it's time.

We also don't have a name for this little guy, which is quite odd, as we usually have our baby names nailed down by this point.  We had our GIRL name: Lucy (which I believe is still in the running for any future daughter), but our boy names have been a struggle. I was telling Wesley the story of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe the other day and halfway through he said "Oh! That's my baby sister's name!" I just reminded him that we are having a BOY and maybe someday God will give him a baby sister. But for now, we must keep praying for the right name to come along for his new little brother. He wasn't convinced. He will certainly see when March rolls around :) I so look forward to wildflower season! It's going to be crazy having another newborn around, but I am excited. I love the newborn months. They are so tiny, so dependent, and they smell so good. I love it.

As far as my pregnancy goes, I'm doing well. I've only gained 3 pounds, although I'm measuring nice a round. I am enjoying sweets a little too much. I really want PIE. So I guess this holiday season will bring lots of PIES with it. :) Cherry, pecan, apple....yummmmmm

I still am having a lot of back pain, which I had with Spencer, but not Wesley.

Aside from that, I'm still so very grateful for this baby. I love seeing my children love each other and the camaraderie that comes with having siblings. Wesley is an extremely loving big brother and is teaching Spencer how to be kind and caring (as he has been the less cuddly type until recently).

I'm grateful. I am.
xo, jade.

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