Monday, October 3, 2011

Oh Hey October...

It occurred to me on Saturday: It's October. Next month is November. I'm having a baby next month.

Holy Cow.

Funnily enough, the holy cow isn't because I feel like it's coming too quickly and I'm not ready....it's because it's coming up fast and I am so excited. I can't believe how fast the time up until now has gone by...and how many changes I've endured these past 8 1/2 months thus far. I look back at how freaked out I was finding out I was pregnant...and how "not ready" I  thought I was. And now here I am, sitting in what is almost finished as our baby cave (half man cave, half nursery....gotta work with the space you have!), so ready to meet the little person inside me. I keep wondering if it's a girl or boy (though vibes are telling me boy now), how big he or she will be, what he or she will look like....I can't help but be so anxious for the day to come when the baby decides to make an entrance into the world. I can't help but realize how, actually, I really am ready.

And to be honest, labor isn't scaring me anymore either. While I'm not looking forward to the pain that I'm somewhat expecting to be in (though I'm told you can never truly expect what labor pain is until you've had it), I am looking forward to the experience of bringing my sweet little baby into this world. I am looking forward to the first few moments of gazing into my baby's eyes, and watching my husband lovingly hold our new bundle of joy. I'm looking forward to smelling that sweet, undeniable smell of a brand new baby...and really enjoying the fact that the brand new baby is mine.

Pregnancy has certainly had it's ups and downs...and in the next few weeks I'm anticipating many more (heck, I'm anticipating more in the next few hours. Let's be honest), but more and more these days I'm coming to appreciate all that I'm working towards with these ups and downs...and I'm anxiously awaiting the day when I get to really reap the reward.

4 comments:

  1. such a sweet post!!! :-)

    maybe you'll be lucky and your LO will come early.

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  2. New follower of your blog. I love that you are not finding out the sex, we didn't either and I loved it so much I don't want to find out the sex of any future children either. I also noticed you posted Project Linus on your blog. That organization is very dear to my heart, our daughter received 2 blankets from them during her stay in the NICU. Thanks for sharing it with others.You are in the home stretch, hang in there!

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  3. Thanks for following Amy! As a kid attached to a blankie myself, I know how comforting something so simple can be. Project Linus is a really great organization and I love that they provide blankies to kiddos who need the comforting the most!

    Hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing!

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  4. Sure thing...be sure to check me out at
    www.hfamilyjourney.blogspot.com

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