Friday, January 18, 2013

My Halfway Point

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. 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!


  1. I also absolutely loved being pregnant! But I even really enjoyed childbirth, which makes me certifiably crazy in a lot of people's book. :) I think for moms who have to wait for this experience or know that realistically it will probably only happen once, it's easier to appreciate everything about it. Hope things continue to go well and you can get your lung function to a more comfortable number! :)

  2. It makes me sad too read that people think pregnancy and childbirth are a punishment :( I found pregnancy to be amazing and in fact I found childbirth to be spiritual (painful, but spiritual). I personally can't think of anything that is less of a punishment than bringing a baby into this world.

  3. Wow it has gone really fast Megan! I cannot believe you are at the half way point. Take it easy get all the sleep you possibly can because once your miracle meets the world your sleep will be so different.

    As for your PFT....My doctor says its just a number there is so much more to the clinic visit than the PFT. If you are feeling good and lungs sound good then I know you will get that FEV1 back into the 80s. Your body is going through an incredibel change so its got to give somewhere.

    When will you know the sex of this little miracle? And will you be sharing it???

    Take Care Megan and get some ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz's


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