Looking forward to the beginning…

You may have noticed a very obvious lack of posts around here. It is the result of many life transforming changes going on in our little family and a very curious weariness that comes at the end of pregnancy. I still have not had the baby, so every day I try to do as much as I can that will help us prepare for his arrival. Since I move with the speed of a snail, this amounts to about a half hour of actual work.

If you had spoken to me at any point before the last four weeks, I would have probably gushed that pregnancy is wonderful. I love every moment. I could do this ten more times. Unfortunately, it seems that every inconvenient symptom has been saved for this final month… I find myself very eager to meet this baby boy in person!

I’ve compiled a top 10 List of reasons to be excited about labor coming {in no particular order}:

10. People will stop apologizing when they see me… and may even congratulate me! Waiting in the hallway of the hospital for Rock and Kevin the other day, a woman gave me a handshake and a hug saying she was just “so sorry” that I was that pregnant. I didn’t even know I looked so bad…I guess I emit “I’m miserable” rays at the moment!? {She’s not the only one who has done this}.

9. Less bathroom trips! I should have added an extra exclamation point. I’m entirely ready for my bladder to be normal again.

8. Getting out of bed comfortably. I’ve invented a roll that helps, but this is one of the most difficult things for me to do, {especially in the middle of the night when that bladder wakes me up}!

7. Losing the waddle. It just makes me feel like a hobbit.

6. I realize that not everyone who reads my blog is a mother or a woman. I will go ahead and reserve this space for all the things I ought not to post publicly… but what other mothers will understand!

5. The ability to bend over. I’m anxious for the day when I can put my pants on without giving myself a pep talk and taking a big deep breath…

4. Having my very own baby prop. I love you Kevin, but I didn’t have a clue how to photograph you as a newborn four years ago. I’m very excited about learning more about newborn photography and practicing with this little guy.

3. No more swelling! Summer temperatures + full term pregnancy = it’s a wonder any shoes fit. {Yes, I drink lots of water and put up my feet as Rocky tells me to… it’s just inevitable at certain times}!

2. I will figure out where our scale is. I get weighed at my appointments, but I’ve somehow “misplaced” the home scale. I think in the deep chambers of my memory I can remember a time when standing on it could be a pleasurable experience…

1. Finally meeting Kevin’s little brother! We’ve reserved a place in our hearts for you… we’re so ready for you to become a part of our family. It means the world to me to have your Dad at home and with us for the moment you arrive. I am going crazy waiting for you… I’m game for this when you are.

Rocky took some pictures of me a few days ago. I’m not joking when I say I’m huge, {but it’s all for a good cause}!

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