Tomorrow I will be 26 weeks along with this pregnancy--almost to the third trimester! This pregnancy has been a lot more difficult in many ways than my first two. But as I told Sam the other night, I am always amazed that a person is capable of growing a human being inside of their body and still being even remotely functional. While a tumor mere centimeters across can kill a person, we are able to grow a human being from 1 cell into a being weighing 8 pounds and measuring almost 2 feet long without extremely serious medical difficulties (for the most part). It truly is an incredible miracle I am grateful to be able to be part of!
This little guy has the same active period his brothers had (8-10 pm). His kicks are pretty powerful, and are all over my abdomen; I don't think he's flipped yet. We haven't talked a whole lot about names yet, but we'll get it figured out! I periodically have these daydreams of three little boys frolicking around our imaginary future home--the dreams include visions of a tree house with a tire swing, creations made from the wood scrap pile, fishing in ponds, tinkering with old machinery parts, camping trips, and the list goes on. Thoughts of our delightful little duo becoming a threesome are so happy! I loved growing up with 4 sisters, and I hope our boys will be the best of friends.