I have officially reached the halfway point of my pregnancy. Today marks 19 weeks (and 1 day), and due to the diabetes I will be induced no later than 38 weeks. I'm getting emotional thinking about the fact that I'm halfway to meeting my little baby. It also means I'm almost done being pregnant. Probably forever. And that really saddens me.
I never expected to love pregnancy this much. I vividly remember sitting and praying that I would be lucky enough to get pregnant, but I also remember being quite afraid of the entire experience. I still have my fears as I worry about my lung function, weight gain, and blood sugars, but it's such a beautiful experience. I can't believe how blessed I am.
I know that many people often say that childbearing is a punishment for women due to Eve's sin. Well, what an amazing punishment this is. To feel a life growing inside of me, and to know that my body sustained and built this life is the farthest thing from a punishment I can imagine. That's just me though.
Anyway, what's going on with me at 19 weeks?? Well, I've gained 13 pounds so far (I'm up to 130)! I'm starting to get really tired again so I've been taking it really easy and sleeping as much as possible. I think I'm pretty worn out still from all the holiday craziness we had going on. My bump doesn't really look any bigger, but it has risen a bit. I'll try to post a picture in the next few days. And..my lung function is down. My doctors aren't concerned about it, but I about threw up from fear when I saw my FEV1 score. My usual is around 84% and I blew a 60% at best my last clinic. I feel great, I'm not coughing more, and my exercise tolerance isn't down so they are not concerned, but I've been trying to work in more exercise to hopefully get that number back UP.
Other than that, we've been busy working on getting the nursery ready. All the furniture is now together and the walls are painted. We've also been babyproofing the house here and there which is fun! I've been trying to get as much done now (while I have energy) so that the third trimester can be about preparing my body for baby and also working on freezer meals.
I can't believe I'll be meeting my baby in less than 20 weeks. It's incredible!