I can't believe I'm already 17 weeks along! I just realized that I will be hitting the half way point on Christmas Eve, what a perfect gift! Thanks to my hormones, my history, and a couple of snags we've hit along the way, worry has become a little too normal for me, but every milestone baby and I reach boosts my confidence that we are gonna make it all the way.
And 20 weeks will be great for another reason - it's the week we find out the baby's sex! We'll get to start thinking about all the things we've been holding off on, like how we want to decorate the nursery, what to register for, and (dun, dun, DUN) names! Ross likes exotic names, especially ones that have appeared in comic books. I like family names, no matter how common. We'll see how that goes!
Being pregnant is weird. It's a full time job, but a sedentary, mostly uneventful, and often very boring one! And there really hasn't been a lot happening in Ross and my life to distract us from the waiting. But now that the morning sickness has gone I feel like the world is opening up again for me. I am loving the holidays and the sense of hope and continuity they bring. I've also started cooking again, which makes me happy. And there is so much happening in the lives of my family and friends - weddings, babies, moves, work, health - lots of things to celebrate, and lots of things to pray for!
As I wait for that next milestone I am praying that I will be able to set the worries to the back of my mind and focus on living in the moment, enjoying Christmas, and loving my friends and family!