Thursday, January 24, 2013


I now sit just before the 26 week mark.

Past viability.  We know our babies gender.  Yet, it still seems so surreal.  I often will catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror or window I'm walking by, or look down, and see my growing stomach, and be surprised.  If I wake up in the middle of the night, and am still in that 1/2 awake, 1/2 asleep phase, and feel him kick, I'm shocked.

But then I remember.   I'm pregnant.  I have a baby growing, moving, inside of me. A healthy one.  My body is doing what it's supposed to.  Something I never thought it would do.  Ever.

Someone asked me what it is like to be pregnant when we never thought we would be...

When we decided to stop fertility treatments we took some time to adjust to the reality that we would never have a biological child.  We grieved that.  We accepted that.  We healed, and we began the adoption process.

Imagine finding out a friend or family member died.  You cried.  You got angry.  You bargained.  You got depressed.  You finally accepted that they were gone.  You moved on with your life, thinking of them occasional  but feeling healed.  Then, four years later, you're at a function, a wedding or something, and you see them.  How can it be?  They were gone, but now they are here?  How can that be?

I know that's unlikely- but it's the closest comparison I have.

Something that you thought had been gone for so long, no longer an option, no longer a dream is very suddenly a reality.  That is what this pregnancy is.

And it has a whole mess of jumbled emotions that go with it.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

24 Weeks- Vability

This last Saturday, I hit 24 weeks.  For most people who get pregnant easy, have perfect pregnancy's, and simple births, this date means nothing to them.  

For us it was huge.


We've made it.

Every week now is just more and more amazing.

We also celebrated New Year's in true 'parenthood' fashion.  I watched a movie (thank's pregnancy for making sleep rare!) and woke my husband up at midnight for a kiss! 

Some Updates

I'm still behind on editing.... but here are some of his monthly pictures. It's so easy to take a million pictures, I'm even good at organizing them on my computer.  It's weeding through the million to find the best ones that I suck at.

 I think I left off at five months, and it's so awesome to see how much he's changed in the last year or so!