I am 16 and a half weeks pregnant today.
The last time I was 16 and a half weeks pregnant, things were different. I was the one in the big, poofy white dress. Jim was looking dashing in a tux.
On our wedding day, Jim and I said "I do" to each other and the family we had already started.
A baby was a happy chaotic surprise, an early wedding gift, and blessing.
What a luxury, this time around, to not go through final wedding plans while enduring morning sickness.
*Timeline: engaged 3/05, married 10/05, Willa born 4/06. The defensive part of me feels I need to share that we were happily engaged well before the baby news. When you don't do things by the "normal" time line, eyebrows tend to go up.