34 Week Check In

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Obsessing Over: The fact that we're ALMOST DONE. We did it, we did it! I'm 8 1/2 months pregnant - I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. My baby shower is over (it was amazing), your room is coming together (tonight, Paul and I go to Home Depot to pick up primer and pick out our paint colors!), crib is on it's way, decor and supplies are piling up... things are coming together, and I couldn't be happier about it.


Working On: Your room. Well, I'm not really working on it. Your dad is kicking butt and taking names. He's had a lot of help from Grandpa Cohee and Opa, as well as Mickey and Martin... which is such a huge blessing. We could never have done it ourselves, and we're so blessed to have family that is just as excited as we are. They are  willing to jump in and get their hands dirty - we don't even have to ask. I know it's meant a lot to your Dad: the physical help, as well as the emotional support that it provides. Grateful, grateful, grateful.

Thinking About: The perfect shade of navy to pick up tonight. I know, I know. Deep stuff.

Anticipating: Labor. I wonder how it will happen. Will I be sleeping, and wake up to full on contractions? Will I be walking in the mall? (God, I hope not). Will I be sent home three times from trying to check-in to the hospital, only to be told that I'm "not quite" there yet? Will I punch any nurses that tell me that I'm "not quite" there yet? :)

Listening To: HGTV. We're on a renovation kick, obviously.


Feeling: Still feeling great, still sleeping well. A little uncomfortable on a daily basis, but mostly because my back is starting to ache and YOU are getting so big. I can feel you roll around all day long. You're pretty quiet in the mornings, you seem to sleep with me very well through the night (good job, bud, let's keep that up), and you get active when I'm around my friends or up late at night. I remember sitting around WAITING and PRAYING to feel movement... I loved it so much. Now, it's a miracle if you stop. Haha - it's pretty much the  best thing ever. I hope you know how much I'm going to miss being able to feel you moving around in my belly, once you're here. You're the first human I've ever grown... thanks for being so kind to me.

Craving: Nothing, really. Eating means being uncomfortably full, so I try to eat small meals regularly throughout the day. I just had a grilled cheese sandwich and two pickles, though. So cliche.

Praying: For your Daddy. He is the best, most amazing man I know. He's been waking up lately around 3:30am, and is having trouble falling back asleep. He thinks God's preparing him for the late nights. I think that's part of it, but I also think that he's really anxious for your arrival... and exhausted from all the physical work of building your room. I hope he knows that it's ok to be nervous, and it's ok to feel unprepared. I have no doubt in my mind that he is going to be my rock - through the long nights and emotional ups and down - and I'm so, so excited that I get to make him a father. I'm praying that God gives me the ability to always sense when YOUR DAD needs time and attention; when he needs encouragement. We're beginning a journey. I don't want him to feel like it's all about me and my transition into motherhood. He matters just as much as me, and just as much as you. The three of us are becoming a family together... he needs to know that he's doing a great job. This is a scary and exciting time for him - just as much as it is for me. Maybe it's a different kind of fear, but that doesn't mean it's not just as real. New moms get all the love, but new dads deserve the world, too. So, my prayer lately is that Paul knows that one of the main reasons I am so excited about becoming a mommy is because I couldn't have chosen a better partner in life and parenthood. There is not one ounce of me that is nervous about the kind of Dad that he will become, his ability to provide, or how it will be to raise a family with him. I'm the lucky one.

5 comments:

  1. Next week start raspberry leaf tea! I swear it is why I was so primed for labor when I was - super soft effaced cervix and dilated to a 6 with no real contractions! (Granted it was my 4th) but I had never gotten to tht point so early/smoothly before. I know tons of people who say the same thing.

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  2. I've heard about raspberry leaf tea!! I will do that, it sounds like it WORKS. PLEASE let me get to a six with no real pain! Haha, that would be amazing!

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  3. "You're the first human I've ever grown" may be the best line I've read today. And your note on prayer kind of made me cry. So cute, I love it.

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  4. Haha, Sharayah, I kind of laughed as I wrote the "first human" line... I still get weirded out by the fact that I'm incubating a human being. Women's bodies are kinda crazy!!

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  5. It took me awhile to finally read your blog (reading from the phone is about as much fun as... oh...labor?) and man I still love your writing, and its so fun reading through your pregnancy!! Cannot wait for him to finally get here.

    -your long lost blogbuddy never met in real life friend Monica

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