Well I have so many countdowns going I just don’t know where to start. In around 6 weeks we will have our baby boy! I am so excited and ready to get this show on the road that each day is DRAGGING. But then magically, a week has gone by. It’s strange how it goes like that.
This is my last full week in the office. Hooray! Next week and the week after are short because of the holidays and on Jan 2nd I work from home! All totaled up I just have 19 days of work left. PERIOD! This is almost as exciting as the baby…jk. But maybe a little.
Right now he is kicking and hiccuping and just all around jammed in my belly and I am guessing since he is probably already 3 feet tall, pretty uncomfortable. But it won’t be long now, right? RIGHT? In baby land I guess you could say the next big thing is in 2 weeks when we switch to weekly appointments at the Dr. Friday I go for a normal update and then in January we’ll have one final ultrasound to determine his position (and size but I am not so concerned with that, he’ll be just the right size). I’ll also have my first internal exam. So, lots going on! I have been switching gears to parenting and actually HAVING the baby so the whole birth thing just kinda feels in the way right now haha. I am looking forward to it and my biggest prayer is that everything just happens spontaneously and maybe a bit early. That wouldn’t be so bad 😉
Next week is Christmas and this year it has been so odd. My family came up at Thanksgiving and Jerry’s family was here last weekend, so this year it will just be us and the dog at home! My folks will be coming over for Christmas Dinner and I am looking forward to that, but being home with no company for the most part is so strange! I am really looking forward to it though and I think it will be really special for us to have that time before the baby gets here. I’ve made some jokes about how there are no Christmas plays for me to portray Mary in this year. Not that I actually would, but I guess it’s neat to think about her being about where I am and wondering when “it” would happen. I know I know the timing isn’t technically the same, but it’s still neat to think about. Like, did Jesus get the hiccups? How was her birth? Was she upright? Did Joseph cut the cord? All of these things aside from the obvious awe of the most sacred event in History. It’s crazy to BE pregnant and think about these things. I hope I can remember some of these thoughts to help me through labor.
So much goes through my head now that never did before. I am sure that will only increase with each stage of his life. As for me physically, I am still feeling pretty exhausted. I have been taking naps again. Not every day, but more often than in weeks past. I am also achy and starting to waddle. But these things just tell me I am in the home stretch. I can do this! I am just glad I can retire my work clothes soon and spend the last couple weeks in my bathrobe 😉