I really can't believe I'm halfway through this pregnancy. It feels a little more real, now that I'm finally feeling this little mitten kick. I assumed it would be earlier than my pregnancy with Soren, however this baby it seems is not much of a mover. Hopefully that will continue at least into the first year, considering that my son is literally in constant motion all the time. Mama needs a break! :)
We're finding out the sex on Tuesday, assuming the stars align and everything cooperates. It's pretty exciting for us, and though we would like to have a little girl, just to get the experience of what it's like to raise a daughter, we'd still be happy with a boy. I mean, how fun, two little boys playing (or fighting, if it's anything like my brothers) together. So either way, we're eager to find out, and of course hope that the baby looks healthy and on track with his/her growth.
As far as my health and well-being, I can say that I'm exhausted by evening, though I attribute that to mostly being the mother to a toddler. Other than a weird hearing issue 2 weeks ago, where I woke up with super-hearing (seriously, everything was louder and I walked around all day with tissue bits in my ears), things have been pretty standard with my pregnancy. I'm showing more, and have had to pull out the maternity jeans. It's an awkward stage, when regular clothes are too tight but maternity ones are too big.
Now it's on to moving Soren to a big-boy room, which requires replacing the windows in our current playroom (all of them are broken in some way, and drafty). Once we do that after getting our tax return back, we'll paint and then get a twin bed and dresser for him. Then a few little changes in the nursery, and we should be good to go. It's weird how I feel I have so much time to do this, but in reality, the birth will be here soon, especially that I'm already almost 20 weeks and that just flew by. But it will all get done, just like that quilt that I'm supposedly working on!