Yes, I’m still here.
In fact, I am actually happy I’m still pregnant. I know that probably sounds weird and very much unlike me (since I am like the most impatient person ever), but I’m waiting patiently and enjoying these last couple of weeks.
The knowledge that this is our last pregnancy and, although I am not a fan of being pregnant, that this will be the last time that I’ll have this belly to carry around is bittersweet. Sure, I’m uncomfortable and I am dying to meet our baby girl, but I’m also savoring these moments. These moments of being a family of 3, these moments of feeling the tiny little feet moving around in my belly, the sight of my big, round belly in the mirror that signifies that I’m carrying this life in me.
I spent a lot of time in the last week of pregnancy with Peanut wishing that she would come and that I would not be pregnant anymore. This time I’m not wishing a single moment away. Although I won’t miss the discomfort, the extra weight, the…well…all the fun things that go along with pregnancy and the body changes….I will miss knowing that we created another human being and that I was lucky enough to carry her for 9 months. It’s an incredible feeling and a wonderful experience.
Oh, and let’s just be honest here, I’m not looking forward to labor. Now that I know what that’s like…yeah…I could do without that.
- Size of baby: watermelon (19-22 in, 6-9 lbs)
- Total Weight Gain/Loss: 34 lbs
- Movement: T likes to sleep in, which I am super thankful for. She is usually very calm in the mornings and then picks up pace by the late-morning and kicks me non-stop all afternoon and evening. It’s incredible that we’re starting to see patterns emerge from this tiny little baby.
- Great Moment this week: getting the big items of the to-do list crossed off. The car seats are in and have been reviewed and installed by the local police station (if you haven’t heard of this one – you can call your local police station and/or fire station to find out when they do car seat installations and clinics). The house is clean – I bleached most of Peanut’s plastic toys and washed all of the baby’s toys, as well as clothes. I still have to get to the Spring cleaning…but if we don’t, I’m going to let it go this year (ok…try to).
Ok, a little comparison of P and T. Peanut is on the left, Ms. Taylor is on the right.