Monday, March 29, 2010

Uncharted Territory

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.

11 comments:

  1. WHoohoo for the first trimester done, however you count it! :)

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  2. YAY to the 2nd trimester!!!

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  3. Happy 2nd trimester!!!!

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  4. Congrats on the 2nd trimester!!! That is a huge step and you should be excited and celebrating!!

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  5. Congratulations Laura for reaching such an important milestone. I am so happy that your Down Syndrome test went well, now you can rest easy and put that worry behind you. I'm sure your bump is super cute, you should take pictures of your progress (even if you never look at them), because one day your little one will find them very interesting. Thanks for your kind words of support on my latest post, it means so much. I look forward to seeing what you sent me :)

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  6. PS - Just wanted you to know that the word verification on my above comment was "BLESS"

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  7. Congratulations on making it to the 2nd trimester. You haven't talked much about the fatigue, but I hope you are starting to feel like yourself again if fatigue was a problem. It was for me! I will keep praying for you in your upcoming and all future appointments!

    I didn't realize we are only 3 weeks apart in our pregnancies!

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  8. congrats on entering the second trimester!! enjoy every minute! :)

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  9. Yay second trimester!! I'll be honest I read this and was shocked that you are 14 weeks! I know for you it seems like it took forever, but for me it went really fast..lol!!! Can't wait until you start feeling your little miracle move. It helps you calm down so much!!

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  10. how'd your appt go today?! :)

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  11. Yeah! The second trimester! How exciting!!!
    Amy

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