Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
What what, people! Here you have it: 24 weeks. In my opinion, it looks very much like 23 weeks. Same trimester. Same pains. Same slowly expanding tummy functioning like a food magnet. The other day, Roy discovered a clinging piece of edible something-or-other before I did and was able to get it in his mouth before I could stop him. Which could be a good thing? Now I always have snacks on hand? Yeah, I’m reaching. It’s called Staying Positive.
That’s how growth happens, though. You don’t notice it daily, or even weekly, then all of a sudden you’re about to give birth. Or, perhaps, parenting a toddler. We have a calendar hanging in our kitchen, and each month features a photo of Roy exactly one year ago. You guys, he was such a baby. As in truly: A baby. A brand spankin’ newborn, changing ever so slightly each month into the toddler with a few teeth proudly holding a sippy cup last October, to the almost one-year-old in December, sitting up in his snowsuit, the chunky baby cheeks slimming enough and the eyes sharpening enough to offer a preview of the big boy face we now have before us. It’s dizzying, really. Looking back, that first year whizzes by in a flash.
I suppose the pregnancy is that way too—feels endless when you’re in it, yet the moment I first spied that faint blue plus sign on the pregnancy test seems like a lifetime ago. And now little girl is already the size of an ear of corn (according to Parents.com’s week-by-week babytracker). In three and a half months she’ll be here. And then we dive into that beautiful, whirlwind of a year, holding on for dear life, documenting like crazy and trying to remember that although change happens slowly, it happens. Every single day.
Speaking of documenting, please excuse the poor quality preggo photo. My camera broke, dangit, and the one I borrowed clearly can’t produce the, uh, super high quality you’ve come to expect from this site? But. But! We’ve had a new camera on the old wish list for awhile. Before Roy was born, actually. So I guess this is the universe’s way of saying make that happen. See how I did that? Again: Staying Positive.
Corn photo credit: iStockphoto
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