Oct 20, 2011

24 weeks... That's 6 months and only 112 days to go!

Woo Hoo! I am there, I am at the 6-month point and could not be happier! Only a little over three months left to go, I cannot believe how fast it has gone by. It really does seem like yesterday that I was peeing on a plastic stick and screaming for my husband. Now I have a fat gut and a big baby boy kicking the crap out of me! Life is goooood…

It really has gone by very quickly, but life usually does that, fly right on by. The first couple of months were rough and I remember they felt like they drug on a bit. I also think I am already having my memory wiped away by the pregnancy amnesia fairy, because I cannot remember how bad it actually felt, I just remember it did suck. My friends and family said eventually I would forget how bad it sucked too. I beg to differ though because I have this blog to remind me of those sick miserable days.

Looking back over my short 6 months so far, I realized I didn’t really start enjoying my pregnancy until week 20-22. I was finally over my horrible nausea and armed with the tools to fight my indigestion, heartburn and constipation, and most of all had my energy back. I also started feeling my baby and began really trying to bond with him. Of course it was also week 20 that I found out it was a “he.” (For those of you who do not find out the gender of your baby you are way better than me! I am so type A that I need to know everything and prepare for it.) The Second Trimester really is the sweet spot so far.

I have heard that the third trimester can suck as bad as the first, just with a whole different slew of yucky symptoms. The only symptom I am truly dreading is the one where you feel like you cannot breathe. That is really scary to me. I don’t battle claustrophobia per se, but it’s what I imagine it to be like. Ok, for now I am going to stop because that is nearly 90 days away and maybe just maybe I will be lucky enough to dodge that scary symptom...

I am finally so excited to be having a baby! I was terrified at first, I was a deer in headlights and not sure what I was going to do. Don't get me wrong, I am still not sure what I am going to do, but I am excited to figure it out with my baby in tow. I am very pleased to say that as of right now, “I am not tired of being pregnant!” Would I want to be pregnant all of the time? HELL NO! But, I do really enjoy the feeling of my lil’ baby moving around inside of me, and feeling him grow is truly a miracle. I love to look at the pictures of his progression from daddy’s sperm, to mommy’s egg, to the little strange mini baby he is today. Ladies we are all truly blessed to get to experience this miracle!

Two confused parents=One amused baby Hopelessly we are trying raise a baby who is clearly smarter than both of us. April is an award-winning writer and blogger. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com