I still cannot believe that I am now 17 weeks pregnant. I still remember being six, seven, eight weeks pregnant and praying fervently for a healthy pregnancy and to reach the milestone of the second trimester. Now each day that I don't have any bleeding is a huge milestone for me. At my last ultrasound on December 24th they noted a blood pocket and I had bleeding that day. Since then, I haven't had any bleeding and I'm so grateful for that. I'm praying that it's God's plan for me to just enjoy my pregnancy now without constant worry. It's always in the back of my mind but the thought that God is blessing us with this miracle has moved to the front.
We have our anatomy ultrasound on January 27th and I'm very excited. We'll be able to find out the gender but that's not what excites me the most. I'm most excited to see this baby moving and wiggling around. To see how big he or she is and to know they are healthy, safe, and well protected. I still get nervous before every ultrasound, especially since they do the entire ultrasound without you being able to see the screen so you have no idea what is going on with baby. You have to wait until the tech is done taking measurements and pictures for the doctor before they let you enjoy watching your baby. At my last ultrasound I must have looked panicked because about 5 minutes into it the tech said the baby has a nice strong heat beat and that's the only thing she said the entire 30 minutes!!
Now for the fun part...I'm going to start tracking my pregnancy each week. It's something I thought I would never have the opportunity to do and I don't want to take any little thing for granted.