Monday, September 8, 2008

Mind Games

Isn't it funny how we play mind games with ourselves? Sometimes unintentional, other times fully intentional, and each time we do it in order to feel better about a situation. Does that make sense? I'll share my most recent mind game. So, I was trying to figure out when exactly the 2nd trimester began...sometimes we think it begins at 12 weeks (3 months) since pregnancy is supposedly 9 months long...but really, it's 40 weeks long, 9 FULL months, so 2nd trimester begins in your 14th week which would be 13 wks. 1 day. When I was reading this I realized (not sure why I hadn't realized this before...:)) that when I was 12 wks. or 13 wks or whatever, I had actually just completed my 12th or 13th week...I wasn't just beginning it. Which, of course makes TOTAL sense...we don't celebrate 1st birthdays as our kiddos begin their first year, we celebrate birthdays when the year is complete...duh. Sooooo, here's where my mind game comes in...so, today I'm 14 w. 1 d pregnant (unless my ob wants to give me the 2 extra days from the u/s, then I'd be 14 w 3 d)...that means I just started my 15th week! For some reason I like the sound of, "I'm just beginning my 15th week" more than, "I'm 14 weeks". Same thing. The only difference is the wording. I know it won't go on like this...for some reason I think that when I'm 16 weeks it won't make a difference...I guess 16 wks. is my magic number. :) Does anyone else play games with their mind?

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the new background!! So cute!

Amy said...

I was gonna say the same thing!

LOL at your mind games...

Julie said...

I'm totally reminded of how I'd end up rounding up so much of the time that suddenly I'd sound even further along than I was. Oops.

Julie said...

so funny...i'm totally on countdown and will take every day i can get. its so confusing though, too!