Halfway to happiness: A pregnancy update

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Every year in December I spend a lot of time thinking about the year, how it’s gone, what’s happened, what's changed. 2011 was a big year for me change wise, I honestly thought that I would never go through that many life changing decisions in one year again, and then 2012 rolled around and slapped in in the face. 

When I moved back from Norway last year I underwent some pretty serious medical stress that resulted in surgery and more than a few days in the hospital. This, coupled with previous similar stress left me thinking that I would never have a child of my own. I was 27 and while my personal life was in no way ready for the addition of a child, I knew that I would struggle to come to terms with the finality of not being able to have a child of my own one day.  

Fast forward 1 year and I am now 24 weeks pregnant. Life is indeed a weird and wonderful thing. 

So far my pregnancy has been a breeze. The list of pregnancy ailments I haven’t had far surpasses my list of pregnancy complaints. I have never felt so happy and content and in love with my body. 

My little bean is 23 cm long, which seems very large to me, but apparently its normal. She is completely healthy and growing very well. We've passed the half way mark now and Regan and I are so excited about the next 4.5 months  -- we have a lot of things to do before she arrives, but even my to-do list fills me with happiness. I can only put this down to insane happy pregnancy hormones. 

Aside from the baby growing, 2012 has been a year filled with immense happiness, and love. It got a little cloudy at times and if there was one thing I learned it’s that family definitely does come first and I am so incredibly grateful to have my amazing mom, sisters and brother (and of course my little niece Ella) and Regan, who is my person, completely. 

Hope you all had a splendid year and here’s to an even more amazing 2013! 
Motherhood yo! 

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