Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I am really going to miss this...

MY BELLY! I love my belly. Dave loves my belly. I love feeling my belly move and watching it move around. I love imagining what it looks like in there or what it's doing to make the belly move this way and that?

We talk to my belly, we poke my belly, we ask it questions hoping it will move to answer them- like 'are you a boy baby?' Or 'are you a girl baby?' I love laying down and just feeling it get comfy and cozy in it's new position. I love this belly so much I can't imagine what it is going to be like to meet the little person inside of my belly and begin loving that so many times more than I love my belly.

BUT... I'm going to miss my belly. I'm going to miss having this little special time with the baby. I'm going to miss Dave's hand on my belly (because it's not welcome there after the baby is born). I'm going to miss this belly.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I've been a slacker- here's my update- 37.5 weeks

It's been a while since I blogged. I'm sorry. I've been busy doing things but nothing all that story worthy. After the shower Dave and I had a blast finding homes for things. We also picked up numerous items from our little friend Luke who is loaning us TONS of stuff. So we have the car seats installed, the stroller figured out, the bassinet put together (isn't it beautiful?), diapers bought, clothes washed.
I'm feeling great. If I could feel my fingertips and make a fist with my right hand I'd be feeling better. If heartburn wasn't a part of my night- every night (except for last night- REJOICE!) I would be feeling fabulous! The pelvic pressure has either subsided or I'm getting used to it. I feel overall really good. And all I can truly complain about is my hand and my heartburn- seriously, I have it good. Oh, well, and my left foot seems tired of holding me up and sometimes if feels like my arch has broken. But little things...

Here are some photos of me at 37.5 weeks. Baby is moving happily around and there feels like there is still room to grow. I MIGHT have had my first Braxton Hicks contraction a few days ago. That was very exciting- one of those moments which reminded me- wow, this could happen at any time now!
Tonight it occurred to me that we'll have a baby in our house... ALL the time! That's a lot! It all feels surreal again - conceptually I get it but what exactly does that mean? What will our lives be like? It's SO exciting! I can wait, but am super excited for the day this wee one decides to join our family.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Showered with Love

My shower was this weekend. Or am I supposed to say the baby's shower was this weekend? It was thrown by the Grandmas with Jenna and Jill working on the local and smaller details. It was really perfect and exactly what I was hoping for.

The most interesting part of the shower was how emotional I was during the whole thing. I think I kept it together for the most part but whenever I stopped and looked around I was reminded how unbelievably lucky I am. I felt so loved and so confident as a soon-to-be mom. There were experienced Moms, there were experienced Grandmoms, there were soon-to-be Moms. There were friends from long ago and friends of very recent. But everyone was there to celebrate this little being created by Dave and I.

I had a whole little thank you speech to give but couldn't get through it. I got too choked up and too embarrassed to try to push my way through it. But if I could speak through my emotion, I would have said:

Thank you to the Grandmoms for hosting this shower and for all of the effort you made to make this day as perfect as possible. Thank you to Jenna and Jill for being the local organizers and taking care of the small details that made this day even more special. And thank you to everyone who has supported us during our pregnancy- through the ups and downs, through the advice and support, through the suggestions and the love. It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. This is a lucky child to have you all as it's 'village'. And I am even luckier. Thank you.