25 Weeks and Counting
So, we hit 25 weeks this week. It feels like the further along we get, the faster things seem to go!
I remember back when we first found out, I couldn’t wait for things to get moving. It’s kind of weird knowing you’re pregnant and having nothing to show for it: I was the same size as ever, I had no morning sickness or other typical symptoms, and no one knew about the baby – it often felt like I wasn’t pregnant at all.
These days it’s a little different. While I’m not exactly huge, I am more obviously pregnant now. Enough that strangers or people that don’t know I’m pregnant, feel confident in saying things to me now – at work I’ve learnt that when someone asks “How are you?” they’re actually saying “I know you’re pregnant, how’s all that going for you?” It’s quite nice being approached like that though. I know Nathan enjoyed it when someone at the supermarket asked us if there was a baby in there when they saw us touching my stomach!
My sister is about 7 weeks ahead of me in her pregnancy, and the difference between us is pretty huge. She looks massive in comparison! I have to say, I’m pretty excited at the thought of getting bigger, which is not something I thought I’d say before!
We’re feeling a lot more movement now, and can tell the difference between them too. I can recognise the small, rhythmic movements that indicate hiccoughs and the bigger ones that are actual kicks. It’s good to feel and know that baby’s still in there and everything’s okay.
It’s hard to believe we’re well over half way now, and it feels like there’s a billion things to do before we’re ready for our little arrival, and not enough time to do it in! I’m sure everyone feels like that though. And there’s a big part of me that wants the next 15 weeks to fly by so we can finally meet the little one!