24 weeks (Xpost at TTCAM)
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|Fri, 07-30-2010 - 12:51am|
Wow, ok, so today I am 24 weeks pregnant. If I had stopped to think about it, I would have taken a belly shot to share with you. But I feel like I havent gotten much time to stop and think lately! Life keeps me busy.
It is very very obvious now that there is a baby in my tummy. I have been really hesitant to share the news with people around me, locally - we havent lived here very long, so there are a lot of people that we "know", but not very well, KWIM? And I just feel weird coming out with "By the way, Im pregnant!" So we've been slowly letting the news out. And now it's totally obvious, and I feel kind of bad when people look at me and say "OMG, I had no idea you were expecting!". Ooops. Yeah.
DH and I are still having an awful time agreeing on names. I mean, of course I have a list of my top 3 boy and girl names, but he doesnt seem to like any of them. During our "big U/S" we decided NOT to find out the sex. So even though no one, not even the doctors, know if it is a boy or girl, people are still hounding us about it. Or they look at me like I have three heads when I tell them "No, we didnt find out."
Our 5yo DD is constantly rubbing my belly and asking if the baby is moving, or "Is the baby cold?" or "Can the baby hear me?" It's very cute. She is super-excited. And she is insisting that this is a BOY baby. She tells us "I already have a little sister, now I want a little brother this time." (DH is also secretly hoping for a son.) The one-and-a-half y.o. has absolutely no clue what is going on. hahaha, poor girl!
Some days I still have a hard time connecting with this little one. Dont get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE being pregnant, I just feel kind of disassociated from it sometimes. It is still kind of surreal, that I am actually going to be the mom of THREE kids by the end of November (two of them in diapers.... eeek!). And then there are those PAL-mom fears of something going horribly wrong. LOL Lately I have been scared of BMs, because it feels the same as pushing during labor! What a dork I am, right? Anyways, the next big milestone to get to is 28 weeks... I feel like that is the "point of viability". Maybe I'll relax a little more once I hit the 3t? Who knows.
Well, there's an update on me.
Now dont say that Ive kept you in the dark! :)