I'm 38 weeks pregnant!
I'm gonna have a baby soon?!
I've got a lot on my mind for this post...just warnin' ya :)
This is so surreal, yet so familiar. Surreal because I can't truly fathom what this is going to be like. This is going to be the most miraculous thing that's ever happened to me (besides my salvation) and I expect it will blow my mind. On the other hand, I've been anticipating this event for 9 months now and day-dreaming and reading and wondering and praying and prepping...so despite how incredible and huge this life-event is, it seems familiar...like a stranger you've been waiting for.
That's the best I can do to articulate how I feel right now.
Also, I'm starting to get the itch...that crazy impatient feeling that I've always heard mommas talk about. I pinky-promised myself I wouldn't get impatient - that I would wait the full 40 before I started to wish him out. But to be really honest, I'm so eager to see this baby. I'm so excited and I wish deep down he'd just hurry on up...these last "two" weeks (or 3? or 4?!) are sort of annoying to me...they're just in my way. Sigh. But I know that I need to wait for the Lord's perfect timing. He already knows our baby's birthday, so my impatience isn't going to change anything...I'm better off if I just change my attitude to one that is worshipful, patient, and soaking in the awe of the miracle that is taking place in my body while I have this miracle still growing inside me.
I also want to cherish these days I have with Tedd before we enter this new phase of our lives. So, I guess I've got time :) yes...I can wait. Baby will come soon and that's good enough for me!
I've also got a lot of questions floating around in my head...
Will it be this week? Will he come on time? Will he come late? Really late? Will "he" surprise us and be a "she"? Will it all go down at night or during the day? Will there be a tornado watch pending when I go into labor? What's the baby going to look like? Will he be hairy? Will he weigh a lot?
and on and on...
it's funny to think that all this mystery will soon be history
Oh, for the sake of making others feel comfortable, I haven't exposed my bare belly much in these belly pics - just the first few so that you can really see where my belly started out. Now that I'm at the end though, I wanted to get another couple of bare belly shots so you can really see how much it's grown since the beginning!
11 weeks & 38 weeks...wow!
I feel like a big juicy ripe fruit...in a good way :)
And I'm gonna be real with ya...I've gained FORTY stinkin' pounds! But honestly, I just don't care. I feel awesome. I feel gorgeous. Okay, so sometimes I feel like a puffy whale ;) but seriously I feel good. I've loved being pregnant. I think I've had the good fortune of a very comfortable and pleasant pregnancy.
Let's just hope labor goes well...