Wednesday, August 8, 2012

20 Down, 20 To Go!

It's hard to believe, but as of Sunday, we are halfway through our first pregnancy!  I haven't decided yet how freaked out to be about that.  In any case, here's what that looks like from the outside:

Or, at least, as of last Wednesday night.  Which is apropos, because that same morning, we got to take a picture of Baby on the inside:

Baby's noggin, which I'm sure is enormous.

Pretty cool! I had been feeling Baby moving around for about 2 weeks already, but Baby still isn't big enough to feel movement from the outside.  So, it was pretty cool for Kevin, especially, to see Baby moving around on the screen.  I think it made it more real for him.  Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I've said that I thought it was so weird that there was a little creature growing inside of me, and Kevin would respond with, "I think it's cool!" or "I think it's awesome!"  It's not that I don't think those things, but I also think it's pretty weird.  I also understand that millions of women grow little creatures inside of them every year, so it's not uncommon, but when you spend the first 33 years of your life not having a being inside of you, it's something you kind of marvel at.  But, after seeing Baby on the screen, I think it made Kevin really realize that THERE IS A LITTLE PERSON INSIDE OF TRACIE, because afterwards he said, "That is kind of weird."

For inquiring minds who don't already know, we're not finding out the sex.  We both really like surprises, and figure there aren't many really good surprises in life, so let's take advantage of this one.  We understand that is causing many of our friends and family much consternation, as they aren't able to buy adorable pink/princess or blue/baseball stuff for Baby.  I appreciate your frustration, but I just encourage you to be creative in your gift-buying. :-)  In any case, Baby will be born around Christmas, so there's all sorts of opportunity for holiday adorableness.  :-)