63 days, plus or minus a few, and the roller coaster lets go from the top of the big hill! It seems like it was just yesterday that Lil' Shrimp was a pulsing blip in the ultrasound confirming his (or her, we still don't know so there's no need asking or assuming) arrival.
Being December 23, we're in the full swing of Christmas, the end of a year, and the beginning of a new one; which, for many people, brings about a certain amount of sentimental introspection. This year, I find myself looking forward as much or more than looking back. Looking forward to new life. Looking forward to new experiences, new challenges, and new responsibilities.
I'm finding that the nine months that new parents have to get ready really turns out to be a good thing, mostly from the standpoint of emotional/mental preparation. This isn't like getting a dog (or cat). You don't run down to the baby store, pick out the cutest one from the pen, and take it home for a lifetime of happiness and joy. You can't just take it back when it pees on the floor or poops where/when you don't want it to poop :)
On the baby front, Lil' Shrimp seems to be doing great. Measuring fine, heart beat sounds fine, moving all the time, etc. There is less kicking going on these days, but that's expected, since there's less room to move.
As we move into a new year, and I really feel an emphasis on the NEW part of that, I wish you the best. May God's blessings be upon you.