Today I am 25 weeks along. Who knew? Actually, I think I've been telling people I'm 22 weeks for at least the last few weeks, so at my ultrasound when she said I was almost 25 weeks along, I was shocked! What a pleasant surprise!
I feel like pregnancy has taken a back seat to so many things things this time around. It makes me a little sad because I feel like I haven't had the mind set to really mentally and emotionally appreciate what a blessing it is to be pregnant. I LOVE being pregnant! And, right now, in my second trimester, that is SO easy to say. Maybe in a couple more months I won't be so in love with it, but for now, I'm feeling good! My little one is extremely active, even more so than Jack and Jane I would say, but then again, it feels like it's been forever since I've been pregnant, so have I just forgotten?
And, since this was my first serious ultrasound in the States, I finally found out that I am having another GIRL! How fun will that be? Anyone with sisters knows how wonderful they are, so I'm happy that I'll have two girls in a row who can grow up together and enjoy that unique bond that only sisters have. Jack was fairly sure we were having a girl, and Jane was hoping. We're all thrilled! Isn't she beautiful?
Speaking of sisters, this is the second child I'll have in the same year as my two sisters. Vanessa is due very soon, and Joanna in August. I can't wait for this set of cousin "triplets" to grow up together just like Jane and the boys will!
As I lay on the Ultrasound table, it hit me what a miracle creation is. We are so blessed to have this power to create little lives that we get to love and care for. And what trust our Father in Heaven must have in us! We can't wait to welcome another little girl into our family, and we are anxious to have our other children be a bit older so they can really share in the joy (and work!) of having a baby in our home.
So, I may be three weeks farther along than I realized, but still, she seems so far away! Is it too much to hope for to magically be 3 more weeks along than I expected in another couple of months?