Six Months!Posted: 09/05/2010
Six months along! I am loving being pregnant these days — the second trimester is a joy. Recently, I was asked, “What has been your favorite part of being pregnant?” My answer: sharing my body with the baby. When I eat nutritious foods, or go on long walks, or do prenatal yoga, or get a good night’s sleep, or breathe deeply, or laugh with happiness, I love to think that each action helps make my body a good home for the baby, nurturing him or her, helping him or her grow. I adore feeling the baby move: the nudges and bumps, the rolls and — for the first time this week — hiccups, all of which serve as wonderful reminders that the little one is indeed with me, and doing well.
Matt and I have decided to wait until the birth — near the New Year — to learn the baby’s sex. It has been a wonderful decision for us! We love the mystery, the not-yet-knowing. In the modern world, so often we demand instant answers to our every question, but delayed gratification, and the wonder and anticipation that attend it, most certainly have their merits!
In anticipation of taking many future baby photos, Matt and I splurged and bought something we’ve wanted for a long time: a digital SLR camera. (All my other photos on the blog? Yep. Point-and-shoot.) We are still learning the ropes, but are having lots of fun in the process! This afternoon, we took this backyard shot ourselves and are quite pleased. Next time, we’ll remember to hide the remote control.
Hoping your September is off to a wonderful start!