Today marks the 19th week of pregnancy. Various calendars, books, Web sites, etc all claim different weeks to be half way. I have decided to mark today as the half way point since a typical pregnancy is 40 weeks and twins are considered full term at 36 weeks. So Iâ€™ve averaged the two points.
It was a rough start. Jon commented, â€œYou mean we now have to go through this amount of time again? Seems like we should be done now.â€ I concur.
Pronunciation: Ëˆhaf-ËˆwÄ, ËˆhÃ¤f-
1 : midway between two points â€¨2 : partial
â€” halfway adverb
The boys are starting to kick. Ok, theyâ€™ve been kicking, but Iâ€™m starting to feel them kicking. Some research suggests that the twinkies have now reached a point where they may be able to now hear voices (I have no idea what â€œsome researchâ€ is, so I canâ€™t cite it for you). Nevertheless, I have commenced reading aloud and conversing with them. Out of instinctual motherly love, I shall refrain from singing a happy tunes when the mood strikes (Auntie Ivy, however, is very much on the hook for this one).
Upon further consideration, and the fact that I am no longer arfing daily, has made me realize that instead of â€œweâ€™re only half way,â€ â€œweâ€™ve made it half way!â€
- If I were running, Iâ€™d have finished a half-marathon already.
- If I were in college, Iâ€™d have finished two of three quarters already.
- If I had a box of Seeâ€™s candy, Iâ€™d discover there is a whole additional layer of chocolaty goodness under the protective brown bubble wrap.
- If I discovered a 50% off sale, Iâ€™d be getting a great deal on a maternity dress.
- If I were an athlete, Iâ€™d be in the All-Star game now.
Next milestone â€“ shopping for baby stuff. I shall be sure to update you all on the trek through that jungle.