Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fabulous Forty

This is the part of my pregnancy that is always such a catch-22. On one hand, I am so beyond thrilled to carry a baby inside of me until it is completely grown and healthy, because I realize the ability to do that makes me incredibly blessed and lucky. But on the other hand, I just want everyone to know that I think due dates are stupid. And also, that my babies apparently like it inside me so much that when my stupid due date approaches, they cling to my ribs for dear life and actually try to climb up into my throat. Shane said I should take it as a compliment because I apparently have a very comfy uterus. My midwife said that she loves me because I'm not whiny and begging for an induction like many of her full-term patients.

Mainly I'm happy, but I'm also a little annoyed because all of a sudden, I'm gaining more weight weekly than I have for the entire pregnancy. What is THAT all about? I had to cut my workouts down to 20 minutes because 40 minutes was just too much, but I've also been walking 3 miles a day. Therefore, I'm blaming it all on all the baby and fluid and not admitting that maybe my steady diet of sweets has finally caught up to me. I'm taking comfort in the fact that no one is going to tell me otherwise! Also, my back is killing me. I thought it hurt toward the end of my pregnancy with Luke, but I had no idea how badly it would hurt when 40 weeks pregnant AND chasing a 2 year old. In my next life, I'm marrying a masseuse!

I feel like maybe this post is whiny, so I want everyone to know that I'm seriously so content to let this baby choose his/her birth date, even though it might seem otherwise at times. I'm enjoying this time. Every day, we've gone for long walks, and I've napped with Luke. This morning, Luke and I made cookies, and he took his job of stirring the dry ingredients SO seriously. Tonight we're going blueberry picking, and then when we get home, I might work out. Or I might eat cookies.

And then, one of these days, I'll suddenly have a baby in my arms, and I'll be sitting here thinking, "Remember when I was pregnant? That went way too quickly!"

20 comments:

annie said...

So excited for your big day...but I think it is so cool that you are enjoying yourself and the end of your pregnancy too!

Erin said...

I know you must be so ready. I cannot imagine the back pain, but my hip pain is a pain! I cannot wait to read about the new baby!

mrssoup said...

Cannot wait to meet the new bundle of joy!

And I did marry a massage therapist and let me tell you how wonderful it was while being pregnant! Even being miserable the whole time. The only good part about the whole thing, other than the baby afterwards, of course!

Ashley said...

You look great and you don't sound whiny!! It's refreshing to hear (read) your attitude and see your contentment! Thanks for sharing. And you're right, VERY soon that baby will be in your arms! How wonderful!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

it did go by to quickly and you still look wonderful.

Jenni Jiggety said...

I seriously think you are the cutest preg-nut EVER!

Any day now...

Mimi's Toes said...

Well, I know you will have the baby before July 30th, but that is a great day to give birth...cause it's my birthday...just 15 more days? Ok, you can slap me. From the looks of the picture you do look low and very ready.

Cameron said...

I'm excited for you, too! I can't wait to see the tweets that you're in labor. :) And I can't wait to see photos! :) Congrats and good luck... you know I'm thinking about you! :)

Bacardi Mama said...

You don't sound whiny at all and you look amazing!

Kristen said...

I am just jealous that you are still smiling this late in the game. By this time I was miserable lol

Stefany said...

First, you look wonderful.

Second, Joley came on my due date so I know what you are feeling right now. I was willing to hang on longer (I was trying for a vbac) but was glad she decided to come when she did.

You are in my thoughts and prayers for a healthy baby, easy labor and a peaceful birth.

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

Would you stopping making me love you more?

Greatthanksbye.

designHER Momma said...

can't wait for you. I think our pregnancies are similar. I'm alway like a week overdue - with back pain!

But oh the joys when that little baby comes...

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I agree! Due dates are totally stupid!

I can't wait... I can't wait to hear!

Steph

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

There is something wonderful and perfect about those last few days of pregnancy... like a tie game that goes into overtime and then your team wins and you never forget the feeling of that moment. Your new little bundle of miracle is just making it that much more exciting and making you that much more beautiful!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

I'm eagerly anticipating this baby!! Look at your belly, you are too fricken cute!!!

casual friday every day said...

You look so amazing at 40 weeks. I saw on twitter you had the baby... adorable that little nugget is!

Nell

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I heard you had your baby! Congrats!

Biscuit said...

I remember that! Just when you think you can't take it any longer, or get any bigger - you do! Unfortunately, it's not within your control. Babies come when they want to. As a mother of two, enjoy your last few days with just one. Eat ice cream, do puzzles and take naps! Pretty soon you will have plenty to keep you very very busy!! :) Hang in there!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

I still like "Tommy John...so fast you'll freak"

(but rocket man fits)

You amaze me, he amazes me and I love the both of you. Holding him for just that little bit on his birthday has made me week, I can't imagine what your last 36 hours have been like!

and you look so amazing in the photos...