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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Half Way!

Wow!  Can you believe it?  I made it - I have survived the first half of this pregnancy.   The second half I anticipate will be a quicker, fuller, more emotionally stable ride.   I can't wait!!!!

This little Intruder has been growing by leaps and bounds and it learning to stretch and bump at all hours.  Hubby has been able to feel the bumps more strongly now and the kids will probably be able to start being *still* enough to feel him/her soon also.

From one pregnancy site:  If you're having a girl, her uterus is now fully formed and her ovaries are holding about seven million primitive eggs. If you're having a boy, his testicles have begun their descent from the abdomen to their ultimate destination — the scrotum. And while your baby is definitely getting bigger (weighing in at about ten ounces and measuring six and a half inches), there's still plenty of growing room in there, which allows him to twist and turn (and allows you to feel his acrobatics!).   

And another about the way babies are measured:  Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)

 I had my appointment last week with my midwife and I was measuring right on track and my iron has gone back up to 12.7!!  I am so excited that I got it up almost 3 whole points which is just about where it was pre-pregnancy.   We expect over the next 2-4 weeks that it will drop back down again as my body increases the blood supply for the duration of the pregnancy - all perfectly normal and to be expected.

Yesterday was not only my 20 week milestone it was also the beginning of my MOPS year.  MOPS is an international organization that is designed to help encourage, equip and develop women to be the best moms they can be.  I am the coordinator of our local group but I have been attending for about 5 years and I lovingly call it my 'sanity saver'.   :)  We meet 2x/month during the school year and it is 2 hours of hanging out with other moms while we enjoy a breakfast, a speaker, a craft & discussion time.  We are all in the same season of life - all of us have children kindergarten age or younger.  Yesterday I got to announce my pregnancy!   Well, most of the women knew I would probably be pregnant when we came back in the fall but I did get to clarify that this was *our* baby to a couple people that hadn't heard yet.  


Sometimes I am still blown away that we are having another baby - my oldest son is in 6th grade, my youngest son just started kindergarten this week and my little girl turns 3 in just a couple weeks.   My kids all seem to be spaced just perfectly for our family and I know 3+ years isn't a long spacing by any means.... just still surprises me.   Now when I think about it though, I smile.  I am done crying.     *smile*


Here is to another 20 weeks!!!     

4 comments:

  1. i can't believe half way already! can't wait to meet the little one, and give Oliver a new playmate :)

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  2. So glad to hear your upbeat mood. :) YAY! This pregnancy has flown by (for me) haha.

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  3. Congrats on the half-way mark.

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  4. Always love your posts. I love that you are rejoicing. You are blessed. You are loved.So is this baby..tanya

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