I had a very enjoyable week last week, keeping mostly to myself and staying mostly in my pajamas. On Christmas night I slept for a whopping TWELVE hours. I don't nap much, even when victim of pregnancy sleepiness, but it's easy for me to go to bed early and wake up late.
These last several days have seen the beginning of round ligament pain. I've been getting little jabbing pains (that are mostly just uncomfortable) down close to my pubic bone. My friend who is 10 days further along than I am said that she thinks she's felt her baby moving, but I haven't felt anything like that yet. Other than that, these first couple weeks of the second trimester have been pretty uneventful. The spotting that I had stopped two weeks (almost to the day) after it started, which was a relief, and I find myself looking at my belly in the mirror every day, mentally measuring it.
This morning I made an appointment for our anatomy ultrasound! I kept telling people we'd not know until February, and in my brain it was mid-February, but it's on January 30th at 11am. As soon as I hung up with the imaging lab I got kind of giddy - I can't believe we're going to find out in a month! It'll be just another thing to make everything seem more real ('cause I still have to pinch myself every once in awhile). I'm kind of hoping for a girl, because it seems like a girl would be easier for me (and we have a name picked out), but of course we won't be disappointed either way. Boys are fun too.
It's New Year's Eve already. Traditionally on New Year's Day I start to feel energized and creative and motivated to work on projects - usually my little crochet business - but I'm not feeling like that this year. I'm pretty content knowing that I just need to continue to work on baking this little bun and looking forward to what will likely be one of the most challenging years and also most awesome ones of my life. I can't wait.