Wow, six more weeks to go! Loren was talking about after this coming weekend his Saturdays are booked through August. I was like yep, and then September baby will be here so you are booked then too! Where did the time go? People ask me if it is going fast or slow. I have to say both. Fast in the fact that I look at how close we are to meeting little girl and wonder how that is possible. Slow in the fact that I look back at all the stages of pregnancy and it kinda feels like its been awhile! Slow because I love her so much that I worry about her. I can’t wait until she is here so I know she is healthy and happy. Loren’s mom lost a baby at 9 months and that thought stays in my heart. Especially the closer my due date gets. Life is such a gift from God, that I cherish each kick because I know she is okay. I know the worry won’t stop when she is here. I am sure it is a-for-the-rest-of-your-life kind of thing. I think Loren is having fun watching my motherly instincts kick in. He has made comments, like “I love seeing how caring you already are for her and she’s not even here yet.” So thus is the journey to parenthood. Something you are not trained for. The most exciting thing, yet the most scary thing. The thing that you hear people say is so hard, but oh so worth it. We are so close to experiencing it!
A few things lately:
-Since Loren has been working so much on the side that I have started to help him out! The first time was because he couldn’t find anyone to help him. It was fun being with him, so I helped out again another night. It is kind of nice being able to spend time with him. It breaks my week up while also allowing us to enjoy our last little bit as just us two!
-If baby is as active outside as she is inside we will have a little energizer bunny on our hands. These past few weeks I am beginning to wonder if she ever sleeps in there. It seems she is always moving around. It is really fun to feel, and it will be weird to not have that after she is born.
-She has been getting hiccups a lot more lately. The first time she got them was probably around 22 weeks. I told Loren and he thought I was crazy. No I am not crazy, you really can feel them hiccuping in there! I asked a few other mom’s to just to confirm my sanity! Now I can not only feel it, I can see it. Its a funny feeling.
-I am so loving this fall like summer we are having! It could totally stay this way for this pregnant lady. I wouldn’t complain 🙂
-My awesome friends put on the cutest baby shower for me last Saturday. I am so blessed to have such good friends, and I greatly appreciate all the love and support from everyone that came.
-We are down to the finishing touches on the nursery. As I was showing Loren something in her nursery the other day, I stated, “I sure hope its a girl!!” If it turns out they were wrong and it’s a boy he is going to have lots of dresses, headbands, and reside in a pink room!! Not that I would be annoyed at having a boy, I just wouldn’t know what to do with all the girl stuff! And I would be very behind on clothes for him!
-Pregnancy dreams are back in full swing. The first trimester I had the weirdest dreams. Now the dreams are back, only most of them are bad dreams. I am not a fan of these. At least the ones in the first trimester were entertaining!