03 October 2008

We're at the halfway point

It's hard to believe that I'm 20 weeks today. That means I'm officially halfway through this pregnancy.

Wow! It seems like just yesterday we were in awe over the positive result on the home pregnancy test. And now we're 20 weeks away (give or take a few weeks!) from meeting our little baby. Before we know it, we'll be holding our precious Cheeto!

So, my thoughts on the pregnancy so far...I've had such an incredibly easy time. Very minor symptoms and absolutely no morning sickness! I'm not sure how I managed to avoid the morning sickness, but I'll take it. I'm waiting for some of the later pregnancy symptoms to kick in, like heartburn, insomnia, aches and pains and more. Unless God blesses me with a completely uneventful pregnancy!

I still can't believe I'm growing a baby inside of me. Watching the ultrasound this week was so amazing. It's incredible to think of all the things God is doing to help this little baby grow. And all I have to do is provide a good home! It shouldn't be long now before I feel the baby kick. I can't wait for that! After that, I'll be anxious for Chris to feel the kicks, too.

Speaking of my wonderful husband, he's been such a great support and help for these first 20 weeks...actually for these first four and a half years of our marriage. He's put up with a lot of emotional days and nights on my part. And he's picked up some of my slack in the areas of cooking and housework. Then again, he does all of that stuff anyway! Besides being concerned about me and my health, I already can tell that he loves Cheeto and will be a wonderful father. I can't wait to see him hold his son or daughter in his arms. I don't think I could face parenthood without him.

And Chris' brief thoughts on the first 20 weeks: Time flies when you're having fun! Nine months sounds like a long time. But now that we're halfway done, can we have another nine months to prepare? So, here we go on the next 20 weeks. Keep praying for a happy, healthy baby Clark!


CorieCommunications said...

Oh, I don't think you're ever *really* prepared! :o) How exciting that you're half way already! And if you're taking guesses as to the gender, let me be the first to guess (at least here on the blog) that it's a boy! :o) No morning sickness? Just has to be! (Of course, everyone has a guess and a reason for *everything* when you're pregnant, right? Did I just turn into one of those people?! ... Sorry!)