Today is a big day for me. Today, I:
*Hit the 13 week mark in my pregnancy.
Oh, wait. You didn't know that did you!? I have been keeping this a secret-with everything that has been going on in my life lately, and the amount of stress that has been hitting, one worries. Well, I don't know if that ever changes, but I didn't want to make a huge announcement and then lose the baby. I got to see the baby a few days after finding out about my Dad. It made the hurt lessen, and I had a unbelievably huge sigh of relief when we saw the little one moving around a little and the flicker of a heartbeat. I just felt like it was all going to be OK.
It's truly been "The Ultimate Craft Project", except that it's way cooler than knitting. I started trying this past January, and then after a couple of months, it stuck. It has been a crazy whirlwind, and now that life has settled down a bit, I am looking forward to really experiencing this pregnancy for everything it has to offer.
I've been pretty lucky. I haven't really been sick. No real morning sickness (just a few days at night). Nothing. It's been quite nice. The occasional shortness of breath and increased need to tinkle can suck it, but in the scheme of things, that's not so bad. I still don't look pregnant, just that I saddled up to an all you can eat diner table and ate a bit much. Again, not so bad.
Because calling your growing critter "it" feels weird, we're going with Noodle until we find out what we're having. Whether calling your baby "Noodle" or referring to the little being as a "critter" is any better than using "it", I dunno. The name Noodle makes me laugh, and if the baby was anything like I was, Noodle will be long and lean.
There's so much that I can say about this, and so much to feel, but for now I'll just say this: 34 is going to be an amazing year, and I feel so darn lucky to have amazing people in my life, amazing adventures, and now an amazing little person that I am going to be able to bring into this world.
And without further adieu, Noodle, of course, this is now over 5 weeks old. So imagine a slightly smaller head and more...well...baby-ness going on in there. That may be the cutest baby, ever.
All my best, to all of you!
Every child begins the world again.... ~Henry David Thoreau