Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Halfway


Today marks 20 weeks! It seems like I've been pregnant for much longer, although I do not mean that as a complaint. I've been trying to appreciate every single moment of this whole experience and that may account for the sloooow passage of time. Of course, when I think about how NOTHING is ready in the house, time seems to have gone by more quickly. At any rate, I am happy and grateful to be here at this point. I feel the baby move several times every day as he gets stronger and stronger. It's so amazing.

We had a wonderful time in Virginia/DC and I will try to post a picture soon. I love spending time with the niece and two nephews. They are so hilarious! We visited the WWII memorial and I thought it was very nice. We just finished watching The W.ar on PBS, so it seemed a little more real than I think it would have normally. Did anyone else see that documentary? I thought it was amazing. I have my monthly check-up tomorrow and we go to look at a daycare on Thursday. This is all really going to happen! If I sit and think about it, it starts to scare me a little bit. I even bought a book meant for men to learn about baby care. What's worse, I didn't know a lot of the facts in the book!

Tomorrow I am going to see a friend who is going through a really hard time. She is an IF veteran and has been trying for child number two for a few years now. Her wonderful son came to the world after a really heartbreaking pregnancy loss at 6 months and she just had her first foray into the world of IVF. After a good initial report, they told her when she went in for the transfer that the embies did not progress as they had hoped. They went ahead with the transfer, but no one was really optimistic. My heart breaks for her. She has been through so much and now this. I could hear how lonely she felt in her grief when I spoke to her on the phone. If you happen to have a few moments, maybe you can spare a good thought for her.

My good thoughts are with all of you, especially those of you who lit a candle yesterday.

10 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

you are such a sweet person .. thinking good thoughts for your scan and your friend. Good luck looking for daycares, I am told that can be very unsettling and frustrating also.

Jackie said...

Hey, I saw that documentary. I think it was so well done. It really made me feel such great pride and shame to be a human all at the same time--which is what that and probably every war bring out-the best and worst in people.

Erin said...

Congrats on making it so far!! Here's to an easy 2nd half!

Courtney said...

What a wonderful milestone! I hope that you have another great appointment tomorrow and that the daycare visit is a good one.

Your IRL friend is so lucky to have you. I know how extremely supported I have felt by you without ever having met you. :) I will hope she has brighter days ahead, and possibly gets to share the experience of pregnancy with her kind and thoughtful friend. :)

lifelemons said...

AHHHH! How exciting, half way! YAY!!! I didn't see the documentary, I forgot all about it until now. Good luck with the daycare visits and your appointment!

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Somewhat Ordinary said...

Sorry, I'm the deleter!

I'll be 20 weeks at the end of this week and I can't believe how quickly it has gone by. Although March seems like an eternity. I'm also thinking about all the unfinished and not started projects at my house! I don't know how we'll get it all done!!

I hope things start to look up for your friend! I'm sure it is a comfort to have a someone she can lean on in times like this!

Artblog said...

OOH 20 weeks already! Cant wait to get there myself, as you say half way there :)

Caro said...

Wow half way already! Fantastic.

Diana said...

Congrats on hitting 20 weeks!!!! YAY!!!!