That’s about a month or so to go for those of you who haven’t done the counting-the-weeks thing.
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I wanted to title this post WTF, but as this is a family-friendly blog and all…
Anyway, this picture from Babble has really been bugging me. In fact, in the few weeks since I signed up for their pregnancy e-newsletter - titled “Your Pregnancy Guide” - each of the “Your Body” pictures has been entirely annoying.
What woman at 21 weeks pregnant looks like this? No one I’ve ever known. Certainly, I don’t.
She barely even looks pregnant to me.
I’m just glad that this photo makes me mad, rather than sad - or worse, envious or some other sorry sort of negative feeling about my body.
What do you think? Is this an accurate depiction of a woman’s body half-way through pregnancy? Is this the ideal we should be measuring ourselves against? Is this image dangerous to pregnant women and their unborn babies?
This week marks 20 weeks.
It’s amazing to me how quickly - yet how slowly - the time has gone by. This pregnancy has been so different from my first in every way that I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by this. And after battling morning all-day sickness until just recently, I should be happy it’s going so fast–right?
Somehow, I feel like I’m missing out on something though. What it is, I’m not sure.
What about you? Did your second (or subsequent) pregnancies seem to go faster than your first? If so, why do you think this is?
In other news, IT’S A GIRL!!!
Last week we traveled to San Francisco for prenatal screening.
While a difficult, hectic and stressful day, Tom and I made the most of it and enjoyed a lovely Thai lunch (Asian food is my biggest craving right now!) as well as an unseasonably warm and sunny day in the city.
The folks at UCSF were lovely and the ultrasound–well, joyous. The baby was quite active–bouncing, twisting, dancing. He/she even sucked his/her thumb!
We received our screening results late last week and are thrilled to say that everything came back they way we hoped.
Here’s to the next 26 weeks–may they be healthy and happy!
You’re likely thinking “Resolutions? Uh, Jessica…those should’ve been made about a month ago…”
Well, I wasn’t ready then. And actually, I don’t usually make resolutions. Resolutions just seem so…hopeful. And success at whatever one is resolution-ing doesn’t come from hoping.
It comes from commitment. And dedication. And hard work.
So these aren’t so much resolutions, but rather commitments. Objectives. Goals.
Here is what I am committing to in 2011 (not really in any particular order, except for #1 because that IS #1):
1) Do my best to have the healthiest pregnancy and delivery I can.
2) Show proofs of my love.
3) Take a Photoshop class.
4) Get a description of my services and examples of my work up on my website.
5) Not buy junk.
6) Get our finances in better order.