Tuesday, February 5, 2013

39 Weeks and Counting!

This will be my last pregnancy update.  I'm calling it now.  Unless, that is, I go way way overdue and really need to commiserate.  Otherwise, I'm done talking about pregnancy and would prefer to talk about baby Naomi, or food, or anything else!  So, this is my last chance to complain.  ;)

I know I shouldn't put much hope into a due date, but it's kind of difficult when that's the number one question people ask.  Not to mention, I'm constantly reminded of the due date with each of the 3 apps on my phone that I check daily.  So, yeah, hopefully baby comes soon (on or before this Friday, February 8th)!  

39 weeks + 2 days (2/3/13)

Let me also say, I can't thank you enough for your comments!  I really appreciate the support, kind thoughts, and helpful tips.  It certainly helps me not feel alone in all this.  I mean, I know that it's silly to feel that way, but it's nice to be able to relate, ya know?!  And I really do put a lot of stock in comments made from friends, so thanks again...oh, and feel free to keep the advice coming to.  

I've started to have some of that ankle swelling lately.  Ugh and ouch!  It couldn't possibly be because I cleaned all day Friday, prepped for the Super Bowl party all day Saturday, then hosted the party on Sunday (oh, and wearing heels to church is probably no longer a good idea).  That was a fun game though, wasn't it?  Except for the whole blackout nonsense.  Otherwise, I enjoyed it and the outcome.  Hylan and I were the only Ravens supporters, but I don't think anyone else really cared all that much.  And seeing/hearing Destiny's Child back together again actually made me quite happy.  So, now that football season is over, Hylan and I can catch up on Downton Abbey!

I was a bit of a  big Wretch on Saturday.  Poor Hylan.  It didn't help that I was up in the middle of the night from around 2:00-6:00 am.  Though, it did allow me to watch live coverage of "Decision 2013" on The Weather Channel in which Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow (5:00 am MST).  What a funny/awesome tradition.  It kind of made me cry.  Or, maybe that was the back pain.  No, it was definitely the weirdo prego hormones.  Anyhow, I didn't do much else to celebrate Groundhog Day or spring being just around the corner except by being Mrs. Meanie Pants all day. I also pondered very seriously if it is at all possible to be 9 months pregnant AND pleasant.  

It isn't.  

Just kidding.  

Sort of.  

I do have days that are better than others and my mood has significantly improved since Saturday, but I'm certainly all the more ready to have this baby!  

It will be interesting to see what the Doc has to say to me on Tuesday at 2:00 pm.  

I'm tired of feeling all of these Braxton Hicks/false labor contractions.  I feel like they are pointless (let's hope they aren't), but since it's not active labor, it seems pointless.  It's mostly still nighttime that is most annoying, so that explains why I don't sleep well and find crankiness and annoyance easy emotions to have.  Like, why do people have to overuse the word "amazing" to describe EVERYTHING?!  I mean, it's a good word, but it has become so trite lately: "This soup is amazing." "My kids are amazing." "I had an amazing time."  "You're amazing!" Blah, blah, blah.  Find another more descriptive adjective please.  Thanks, that would be most amazing radical!  Ha ha.

I look forward to that day in the future when getting up to go the bathroom 4 times a night is not common anymore.  I suppose the sleeplessness will continue for awhile, but at least I'll have some little person to get to know and love and who will help me realize why I will never have a more important job or roll than that of mother.  There is no going back now--forever a mother.  That's kind of an overwhelming thought.  Oh my gosh, I'm going to be a MOM.  Mom's are AMAZING AWESOME!  ;o) 

On that subject, there was a time, probably in my late teens, that I thought I would get married right after graduating from college and be finished having all 4 babies by the time I was 30.


I did get married after college, but a whole 2 years after, which doesn't seem like a long time now but certainly did back then. And here I am already 30 and having my first baby.  (We'll see about that 4 kids number too!).  Isn't it weird how life works out?  At least I got to a place where I was considering children.  In my early teens, I wasn't much interested in having any kids at all.  Yeah, I had lots of growing up to do during that time.

Anyway, it's been a long time coming that I hope I've used wisely to prepare myself for motherhood.  So, here we go baby girl, it's time to enter the world.  It's time for our lives to change forever for the better!  Hylan and I are ready to meet you.

It's going to be amazing.  


Katie Jo said...

Peeing in the night is my #1 qualm about pregnancy. #1. I hate it. I told my husband I was going to wear depends hahahaha. But, it really does just prepare your body for waking up to feed your baby every 3 hours... I swear it is. I figured I'd have 4 babies by the time I was 30 too. Here I am 31 and possibly done. lol I'm so excited to see your sweet girlie and hear your birth story!!! I have some AMAZING tips to put you into labor too... so if you go over then I will share! They worked for me, I went 3 days over with my 1st and it put me right into labor! Swear! ;) Good luck this week!

Bridget said...

So. FREAKING. Excited!!!!!!! Cannot wait to hear that you're holding her!

Allison said...

You are so amazing Emily! haha. I'm so excited for you. I'm glad you've blogged about your pregnancy so I can feel like I'm kinda there with you, like you were there with me for my entire pregnancy! Being a mom is so amazing! Haha, again. But really, it is the best thing I've ever done. Travis is so fun. He's a lot of work, but I don't mind it at all. Especially when he laughs at me, or gives me hugs and kisses. It's the best and makes it all worth it! You're going to be a great mommy!