I'm 20 weeks pregnant today! That means we're halfway there!! This pregnancy really is flying by for me. I'm making sure to enjoy every minute of it. :)
Baby girl weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. She's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. At our last doctor's visit, he told us that she was measuring a little bigger than what the u/s said. I quickly told him that I couldn't have a large baby. He chuckled and said, "you can't?" I explained to him that I was a 9 lb baby and I can't be having a 9 lb baby! I'm praying our baby girl takes after Alex in that department because he was a normal size infant! (LOL) He told me that it would be a good idea for us to take the birthing classes at the hospital. Guess I need to sign us up for that. Those of you who took them...how far along were you when you took the class and were they beneficial?
My blood pressure was up at the appointment. This was a first, so I'm not too worried about it. He said they would keep an eye on it. I think it was because I was so emotional through the entire u/s and then immediately came out and had my bp taken. He told me that I will be taking the glucose test next appointment. Not looking forward to that. Hopefully, it's not as bad as everyone says.
I've already bought several outfits for her for next summer. I'm having so much fun shopping...I'm just giddy in the stores. Alex just laughs at me and shakes his head. :)
My sister was over today. She shared a very sweet conversation with me. She was having her quiet time and just praising & thanking God for giving me this baby. As she was talking to Him, she felt Him tell her that He didn't just give me my desire for a baby - He gave me MY TRUE HEART'S DESIRE. I just started crying as she shared this with me, because I have thanked Him over and over for JUST THAT. I would have been so happy with a little boy, but God (and anyone who really knows me) knew how badly I've wanted a baby girl. Everything that I've bought over the years and placed in that closet has been for a little girl. That's why I was so emotional during the u/s...my heart felt SO FULL at that moment. He cares not just about the fact that I've wanted to be a mother for so long. He knew my heart and knew that giving me a baby girl would be that cherry on top of my already wonderful sundae! How awesome is that!??
Today, we have plans to celebrate my nephew, Pryce's birthday. On the menu: ribs, corn on the cob, potato salad, baked beans, birthday cake and ice cream. Seriously, it doesn't get any better than that! We'll go to a movie in the afternoon and then catch some fireworks somewhere this evening. Should be a fun day!!
I hope you have a fun, safe & Happy 4th of July!!
Love you guys,