I know, I keep thinking that myself. It feels so fast right now...but I'm already SOOOOO ready to give birth, I can't WAIT for birth....and I keep reminding myself to "cool it" and not get in that place...15 weeks is WAY too early to be anxious like that! 38 weeks it going to be sheer torture if I let myself get "itchy" this early!! haha.
Besides, I look at these kids and can't BELIEVE it's been three and two years since their births. It feels like yesterday. I just know I'm going to blink and my oldest is going to be five and my son 3.5 and my little one will be a year old and I'll probably be thinking wistfully "oh, to be pregnant again!" - hahah. That's just how it goes. I saw a dress hanging on the rack today and thought "the last time I wore that dress was the spring before B was born, I was 16 weeks pregnant with him!" Then I was thinking about the fact that it was 2.5 years ago that I was wearing that dress, 16 weeks pregnant with my son. It just blows my mind how fast time flies once you start having kids. It's like entering into a time warp!
Yeah, KSDoula, that makes a lot of sense to me. It wouldn't be the same, not taking the baby home. How are you feeling, so far, about that? Is this your first time as a surrogate? I was actually "negotiating" (the worst word EVER for what I mean, but I can't think of a better word right now) with a close family friend about being a surrogate for her when I found out about this "oopsie" baby. I felt so rotten, but she's the best lady ever and was so totally loving with me and sincerely understood that it wasn't intentional at all. She was really far off from knowing exactly what she needed anyway, we were still trying to figure out if she needed an egg donor, if her eggs would work, etc...so it wasn't like, a finalized thing or anything.....but my mind keeps being drawn to it, I can't help but think about this pregnancy and wonder how it might feel different if it were her baby inside of me right now, you know? I may still be open to doing this for her after this baby is born, if my body isn't too banged up in this pregnancy and it would be really interesting to hear your thoughts, how this is for you, etc.