Thursday, January 20, 2011

19 weeks and making a friend for life

Many times throughout writing this blog and following so many other blogs I wondered if I would ever get the chance to meet any of you. I feel such a connection with all of you amazing, strong, brave women who have helped me through some of the toughest and darkest times of my life. Even though we have never met in person I consider all of you my friends and that is how I refer to you when talking about you to The Captain. 

 Well Tuesday I got meet Laura from A Christian's Life and IVF. I happened to be staying in her area for the trade show I was at and we met up for dinner one night. In case you don't follow her blog, she and her husband went through their IVF cycle the same time as us. Our due dates are only two days apart and we are both expecting boys. I knew the moment we sat down and started talking that we will be friends for a very long time. I felt as if we had known each other for years and this was not our first meeting. I can't speak for her but that is how if felt for me. It was so wonderful being able to talk to someone who went through the same thing and is going through the same emotions now. I hope we have the opportunity to get together more often and especially after the babies are born. 

I wish we could have an annual conference where we just get together for a weekend and meet in person. Writing this blog and reading other blogs helps me so much therapeutically, I know it would be that much more wonderful to be able to talk face to face.

Now for the 19 week update. . .

Best Moment of the week: Meeting Laura and comparing pregnancies.

Epiphany of the week: Baby loves music. Keep singing.

Entertaining question/comment of the week: "You are so lucky you won't have a hangover for awhile"

Obsessions: Waiting for a good kick. . .

What I am most looking forward to this week: The anatomy scan, I can't wait to see how big his feet really are.

What I miss the most: This week I don't miss not being pregnant at all.

Symptoms: Acid reflux has made its debut. Not very nice at all.

Milestones: Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil, and dead skin cells (yum) now coats baby's skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature. *Courtesy of TheBump.com

1 lovely notes from friends:

- Mrs. D January 22, 2011 at 9:18 AM  

So cool that you got to meet a fellow blogger! I would love to have that opportunity some day. Congrats on the Week 19 milestone! It's been fun to follow your journey - looking forward to more updates!

Happy ICLW :)

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