What feels like a lifetime ago and at the same time just five minutes ago, I found out I was pregnant. Now, I’m halfway through my pregnancy!
I wasn’t sure what to expect or even feel during pregnancy. I know everyone’s experience is different and some women I know loved being pregnant while others weren’t a fan at all. I sort of always thought I’d fall into that second camp; I’m not sure why, though.
The biggest thing that’s been surprising is how much I enjoy learning about what is happening with both my own body and my growing baby. I guess I shouldn’t be that surprised, since I like details. Recognizing changes in my appetite and food preferences and researching where the baby is in his own growth and seeing the correlation has been fascinating to me.
Watching my own body grow and change has also been an amazing thing to witness.
Perhaps the most incredible thing so far has been being able to feel him move. I can’t tell if he’s kicking or just moving, but being able to feel him is a weird sensation. Also being able to hear his heartbeat when we go to the doctor is quite possibly the most amazing thing I’ve ever heard. Every time I hear it, I cry.
When I went to the doctor last time I had a sonogram and I got to really see him for the first time (my initial sonogram he was just too tiny). He is perfect. I got to see his brain, his spine, and his ribs. The technologist also showed me his heart and I got to see it beating as I listened to it. It was the most incredible experience. I even got a picture of him where it looks like he’s waving.
It’s still hard to believe that in four months this little guy will be in my arms. I feel like there is still so much to do, and at the same time I think we are making good progress toward getting everything accomplished.
Mostly, I’m just nervous, anxious, and excited – all at once!
20 weeks done; 20 weeks to go! 🙂