Some say that the first trimester ends at 12 weeks. Others says 13 weeks and 3 days, since that's one-third of a standard 40 week pregnancy. Still others say that the second trimester starts at 14 weeks.
Either way you look at it, I'm now officially in the second trimester. Today marks the start of 14 weeks. At first, I told myself that I would pick the happy-medium and "celebrate" my transition into the second trimester at 13 weeks and 3 days. But as I approached the date, I figured it wouldn't hurt to wait the four more days to get to 14 week mark and not get too far ahead of myself...just to be safe. There's really no rush. And as excited I am to make this transition, if you think about it, it's kind of an arbitrary milestone in the grand scheme of things. But that's okay--I'm happy to join the club and this land of uncharted territory.
I'm fully aware every single day that that I'm farther along than in previous pregnancies...and I'm loving every moment of it. I admit that I still worry from time to time. My next appointment is Wednesday afternoon, and I pray that it is as great as our previous appointments. Please continue to pray for us as we move into our second trimester and beyond.
Today's blessing was the chance to chat with my sister-in-law, who I adore. As the only girl, I always wanted a sister. While I totally appreciate and enjoy my husband's sisters, they are at very different points in their lives. On the other hand, I feel like my brother's wife and I are at very similar places. She's the type of woman I would want to be my friend--even if she weren't married to my brother. God blessed me with a great relationship with her, and now that she and my brother are ready to start trying again, I pray that He bless her with a child.