Monday, August 6, 2012

The last few days...

*much of this post was taken from another girl's blog I like to follow... tweeked to be personalized to me

As I'm nearing the end of what will be my last pregnancy, I can't help but think of everything that I enjoy and all that I will miss about it.  When I say "miss" I mean fondly remember :) It's such a special feeling...having this little person to yourself for 9 long months and knowing them in a way that only a mama-to-be can.  It's cozy, it's comforting, it's a privilege...and in my opinion, truly one of God' greatest miracles. I haven't had to share her with anyone for 9 whole months and now I'll have to hand her over... at least to her Daddy :)

But, don't get me wrong...there are also a few things that come along with pregnancy {for me} that have me counting down the days until it's over. Can I get a hip hip HOORAY?

So, here's a little list of all the things I've loved about the past 9 months, along with a few of my not-so-favorite things. I apologize in advance for any "TMI." :)

the bump - ♥
the smiles from complete strangers - ♥
hearing your baby's heartbeat - ♥
at the beginning thinking you are going to throw up every meal - Ugh.
"Expectant Mother" parking - ♥
nightly guilt-free ice cream indulgence - ♥
finding something to wear the last month - Ugh.
managing the diabetes - Double Ugh.
Zofran - ♥  and UGH
tanning so easily in the sun - ♥
blindly shaving  - Ugh.
putting lotion on my legs and feet - Ugh.
having a license to relax and take a break whenever I feel like it - ♥
getting all the baby "stuff" back out - ♥
a serious lack of energy the first few months and last few months - Ugh.
nesting, that overwhelming need to clean/organize - ♥
craving fresh fruit, especially raspberries, blueberries and pineapple - ♥
bending over - Ugh.
her bum sticking/pushing out and the foot that rolls back and forth - ♥ and Ugh.
a sore back - Ugh.
little nudges throughout the day - ♥
baby hiccups - ♥
knowing my babe can hear my voice - ♥
people wanting to touch my belly - ♥
people wanting to touch my belly - Ugh.
frequent trips to the doc's for ultrasounds - ♥
talking to Minnie about baby sister - ♥
worrying that she will feel replaced or somehow loved less - Ugh.
trying to figure out her name - ♥ and UGH
anticipating her arrival date - ♥
waking up at night every time I need to roll over - Ugh.
just BEING awake all night long - Ugh.
praying for my baby girl and her safe arrival into this world - ♥
knowing this is the last time I'll feel this feeling inside of me...another life created...and growing...and thriving - ♥

It might seem like a toss-up, but HONESTLY as bad as the bad parts were, (and I make no bones about the fact that I am NOT a good PG girl) I wouldn't wish being pregnant away for anything in the world.  It's amazing.  A literal pain at times, but really, truly amazing. ♥

And I get to enjoy it for just 4-5 more days!!! :)


Anonymous said...

Aww you made me cry with this one. You have such a great way with words. We are thinking of you and praying for a quick easy delivery!!!! Hugs and kisses to everyone and I will talk with you soon:)

Cousin Chris

Mama H said... have arrived, my friend...and the H Family is so EXCITED to meet your newest baby girl. :)

capener said...


Carol Hamilton said...

Praying for safety and joy in the entire birth process! Love you!! Aunt Carol