Halfway Point!

June 13, 2008

Today I reached my halfway point, 20 weeks or 5 months! I had my monthly appointment, as well, and everything looked “perfect” according the the midwife. :-)

Speaking of 5 months being halfway… Has anyone really done that math on that? It’s not possible for 5 months to be half of 9 months. Really, a women is pregnant THROUGH 9 months, and on the due date, a women is hitting her 10th month or 40th week!

How come they don’t say 10 months? Hmmm!? It’s a conspiracy I tell ya! Heehee.

Though, in all honesty, I am seriously enjoying being pregnant and another month wouldn’t bother me at all. However, I am in my second trimester and it is called the “honeymoon” trimester, so hopefully I can say the same thing in two months or so. :lol:

Oh, also, I’m happy to announce that I’ve gained 3.5 pounds since my last check-up. I am really relieved about that since I was worried for a while there that I wasn’t gaining enough weight.

I mean, seriously, you can’t go into labor and birth without some “reserves” or else you’ll tire out too fast. Also, as I plan to do it the “old fashioned” way, I don’t want to be tiring out and getting extra cranky because I’m underweight and hungry! I’m already going to be dealing with a number of other things, mainly the pain, because I’m not getting any help from any type of drug.

So, hopefully, I can keep it up and gain the recommended 1 pound per week, give or take in a given month. :-)

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Rebecca June 14, 2008 at 7:42 am

I’m so enjoying reading your pregnancy posts. I know I don’t actually know you, but even just reading the occasional post I can’t believe you’re already halfway done with the pregnancy.

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Lisa H. June 14, 2008 at 1:03 pm

Congrats on going drug free! Please promise that after the birth you’ll give us the whole story in as much detail as you are comfortable with. I am so interested in people’s birth stories.

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Bobby June 14, 2008 at 6:47 pm

Good luck!

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Dave June 15, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Awaiting a photo of your cute little one :) It is nice of you to share your journey, at least when my wife gets pregnant I have a little insight of what to expect. :)

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Mrs Pop June 16, 2008 at 8:22 am

I was pregnant during the summer months in Austin… Advice? Go to the Barton Springs pool. A lot!

You are a much better person than I… I was a wimp and requested as many drugs as they could legally give me! ;)

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katelin June 16, 2008 at 3:11 pm

aw yay on the halfway point! so exciting.

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P. Nutt June 17, 2008 at 1:35 pm

:-*

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Bobby June 20, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Go for the epidural at least. The epidural saved my LIFE. But good luck!

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Cazza June 23, 2008 at 7:19 am

Heya..
Im 31 weeks pregnant.. 9 weeks to go. YIPPIE…

going for a pool and Gas and Air… will avoid an epidural as much as poss as it takes away the whole experience of birth..

As for the 20 weeks being 5 months… remember they say 1 month = 4 weeks and 1 week = 7 days but yet this would mean EVERY month is 28 days… not true… so when your thinking of it being 20 weeks = 5 months.. take into the account the extra days.. lol..

It confused the hell outta me when i was thinking.. am i half way.. or am i not?! technically.. i was both.. i was half way.. and i was OVER half way.. weirdddd!!! hehehe

Anyhow.. have fun!!

xx

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