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Monday, January 23, 2012

Things I will (and won't) miss.

Howdy, readers!  Hope everyone is feeling chipper and refreshed today after a fabulous weekend and that you didn't all stay up too late watching football.  :-)  Although, the weather here is so yucky that if you have a case of the Mondays I wouldn't blame you.

I called the doctor first thing this morning hoping they would tell me to come on in ASAP, but the odds was not in my favor SIGH.  Our appointment is at 2:50.  I know I will spend the day in a fit of anxiety!  I joked with Dan that perhaps I'll clean the house today so I'll be nice and swollen by the time we go...KIDDING.  I promised him that  I would sit on the couch and rest.  I may even write some more thank you notes if I'm feeling frisky (even though I have so many to write that the thought of doing it is enough to make me not want to, ha!).

In honor of a possible induction this week, I thought I would post about things I will (and will not) miss about being pregnant.  Disclaimer: Please do not misunderstand and think that I am complaining.  All pregnancies have fun and not-so-fun times, and anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar (ha!).  For the most part, I have been blessed with a wonderful and easy pregnancy, and I have really enjoyed it.  But there are still things that I could do without in a perfect world.  So here goes:

Things I will miss:
  • The knowledge that I am growing a little tiny human being, which Dan and I made, inside of me.  A woman's body is truly incredible!
  • Sweet little baby girl movements - even the hard punches and jabs.  It is so cool to feel her moving around in there and to know that she's okay - even cooler still when I can see it!  Some people find that weird and alien-like.  I will admit that I used to as well, until I experienced it.  There's nothing like it!
  • Sweet little baby hiccups.  Even when they happen 5 times a day for no less than 30 minutes at a time.  They are so cute!
  • Semi-normal sleep, and nap time that is acceptable pretty much whenever.  :-)
  • Being able to consume vast quantities of chocolate that is hidden behind my belly and doesn't immediately show up in my rear.  Ha!
Things I will NOT miss:
  • The aches, pains and general discomfort that comes with late pregnancy.  My body has had to work hard to do the incredible things it does to sustain this baby, and by the third trimester you can reallyyyyy feel it.
  • My husband's new favorite past times, which include but are not limited to: "I spy with my little eye...A BELLY!!!" because mine is so big that sometimes my shirts are too short; hysterical giggling instead of help at the sight of me attempting to put on socks and shoes; more hysterical giggling at my whale-ish self trying to roll out of bed (or off the couch, even) rocking back and forth like a turtle stuck on its back.
  • Bed rest.  Ohhhhhhh bed rest you are my worst enemy.
  • Heartburn, constipation, swelling, nausea, headaches, frequent urination, and sleeping on my side.  Oh, and preeclampsia.
  • My maternity clothes.  I was so excited to be able to wear them, but now I'm at the point where only a few things fit and I feel like I'm wearing those few things all the time.  I'm hoping my old clothes will feel like I just went on a shopping spree once they fit!
With all of that said, I am looking so forward to meeting this little girl (maybe even this week, fingers crossed!).  I can't wait to see what she looks like!  I watched the wedding slide show that Mere and Mikey made for us for our wedding so that I could see our baby pictures, and it made me even more excited.  I can't wait to watch her grow and develop a personality, and I can't wait for her to meet all of our wonderful friends and family and realize how truly loved she is.  I can't wait to watch Dan with her - he's wrapped around her tiny princess fingers already and doesn't even know it yet.  I can't wait to grow with her and learn from her (hopefully she'll learn a thing or two from Dan and I as well).  I can't wait to see how Layla is with her, and for her to meet her grandparents and all of her aunts and uncles (both blood and honorary!).  Most of all, I can't wait to love on her and snuggle her and drown her with kisses.  So, seriously: come on out, baby girl!  We're ready to meet you!

Updates to come this afternoon after our doctor appointment.  Thanks again for all of the love, prayers, words of encouragement and support! 


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