Monday, November 25, 2013

24 weeks

In about 6 hours, I will be officially 24 weeks along. It's amazing how quickly the time has gone - and at the same time, it seems like it is forever until our little boy is born.

I am currently taking a Bradley Method Birthing Class, along with Prenatal Water Aerobics - and it has allowed me to become friends with other pregnant ladies. It's weird how I am always the oldest person having their first child - all of the other ladies my age are having their 3rd, or 5th even. But I feel blessed none the less.

The past month has been really hard on me - family drama - work stress - the pregnancy... I feel like a gigantic baby! I've been trying really hard not to complain because I don't want to be "that" lady. I wanted to get pregnant - so much so that it cost us an arm and a leg to try twice. I want to have a family. I can't imagine a better feeling than the kicking I am feeling regularly - especially if I eat a snickers bar! But I'm in pain... Our little guy is just over 1.3 lbs. and growing rapidly.  His legs are measuring a week and a half to two weeks ahead of his due date, with his little waist and head measuring a week under his due date (sounds like our little guy will have Travis' figure - thank goodness!).  But his little head is sitting right on my lady parts, and pushes and presses all day long!

As painful as it is - as slow as I walk now - and even though I waddle like a duck... I will be forever grateful for this opportunity.  I'm so happy that I'm able to carry this little boy - even if it's a pain (literally). I can't wait until the day I meet him! Well... I can wait about 15 weeks longer at least :)