Pregnancy

Final Stretch

3 August, 2016
Photo Credit: Leslie Wells Photography

Oh gosh…I’ve been meaning to write up this post for…ever!  It is currently 4 am and I can’t sleep so here we go!

We are in the final stretch of our pregnancy with our sweet girl.  In less than a month (now…less than 2 weeks…because I am just now publishing this 2 weeks later.  Sheesh!)  she will be here.  I knew from the very beginning that this pregnancy would fly by, but man.  Where did the time go?

The third trimester has treated me will.  Headaches have been gone.  Emotions have been at bay.  Cravings under control.  Haha!  Just kidding about that last one.  Honestly, this pregnancy has been a breeze.  Praising God for that.  My main issues have stemmed from some lower back/hip/nerve pain. Not every day.  Only if I’m on my feet for too long.

People have been asking me if her nursery is complete, to which I have to reply…NOPE.  In fact, I haven’t even started.  Like…nothing.  The reason being because her nursery will be our current office. The office will need ALOT of work put into it.  New paint, 2 walls of window treatments.  Moving everything in the office to a room downstairs.  Ugh.  I am exhausted just thinking about it.  The main reason that we haven’t done anything is because our house is listed for sale.  We were kind of hoping that it would sell before baby came.  Alas, it has not and now I am hoping it does not in this last month.  Could you imagine?  That would probably put me into labor for sure!

Speaking of…her doctor told me to take it easy at our last appointment.  She is measuring really small (although I feel quite huge) and he doesn’t want her to come any earlier than she has to.  My son, Carsten, was only 5lb 15oz and healthy aside from a bit of jaundice so I am not really concerned.

We have been working hard trying to prepare Carsten for his baby sister.  He totally understands it now.  The Daniel Tiger episodes where he gets a baby sister has been a big hit.  It really helped him understand.  We’ve also got about 5 different books about becoming a big brother that we read to him.  When we ask him, ‘where is baby sister’?, he points to my belly.  He will also give baby sister kisses…which melts my heart.  Recently, we pulled out the moses basket and he knows that it is for baby sister, but he likes to play in it.  He can’t talk yet, but he communicates with us well.  He “told” us that when baby sister comes home she will sleep in the basket.  I know that he will go through a phase where he will want us to “take her back”, but I know that it will just be something that we will have to get through.

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Girlfriend is definitely a mover and a shaker.  I feel like she is moving around CONSTANTLY.  Way more than Carsten ever did.  I have gained around 27 pounds so far and we are in week 36.

The two things that I am worried about most is keeping Carsten occupied while I am nursing and figuring out our new nap time routine.  Ohhhh how I will miss our blessed nap time.  I know everything will fall into place and before long we will have our new normal.

We are super excited about her being here and joining in our daily chaos and turning our world upside down.  Still though…I will miss growing her in my belly.  Pregnancy is an amazing miracle and I love it.  I am 99.9% positive that this one will be my last and it saddens me a bit to know that this season will have passed.  I am just very thankful to have been able to experience it.

Photo Credit: Leslie Wells Photography

Photo Credit: Leslie Wells Photography

Well, I suppose this is it until she gets here.  Let me go see if she will let me sleep now!

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