Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Seventeen Weeks

Typing that title freaked me out a little bit! Seventeen weeks already?! How is time going by so fast? That means in a few short weeks I will be hitting the half-way mark of pregnancy. Ah!

I shouldn't be surprised.

In just a few weeks my little bump grew from this:


(14 weeks)

To this:

(Seventeen weeks)

We find out on the 16th if we're having a boy or a girl (though we're pretty sure we already know) and I am so ready to start buying all the fun stuff that comes along with having a baby (mini shoes make me happy) and to get the room ready for his/her arrival in November!

We have at least 7 friends we see regularly having babies between September and December this year so this little baby will have no shortage of friends. It is also fun for me to have so many mama friends to compare pregnancy stories and cravings with.

The first few months of pregnancy were pretty rough sickness wise but thankfully that is a thing of the past and I feel semi human again. Not that the second trimester hasn't brought it's own set of fun side effects (breathlessness, constant hunger and difficulty getting comfortable to sleep to name a few) but I will take each and every one of them over constant nausea any day.

At our last appointment the Dr. did an ultra sound and it was the first time Benson and I got to see the baby moving - it was such an amazing thing to see. I always expect to get teary and cry when I see that little babe on the ultra sound screen but I just get so excited all I can do is stare in amazement. It is the strangest thing to think of the little bitty human growing inside of my belly and how one day it will be a little baby in my arms which I will be in charge of taking care of. It is an overwhelming thought to think of that responsibility but I feel as ready as I'll ever be to take on that adventure and I am so lucky to have someone as supportive as Benson by my side.

2 witty remarks:

Bev said...

So happy for you guys! You look adorable.........

Tiffany Hatch said...

You look beautiful! You are going to make a great mama! Can't wait till that baby gets here!