Sunday, March 9, 2008

32 weeks!


Wow! That's all I have to say. These last 2 weeks have FLOWN by! Since I kinda have an idea of when this baby is going to be "evicted" I think that makes it that much worse! I have a list of things I want to get done and this weekend I didn't even scrape the top of what I wanted to get done. It's okay, b/c it's not a long list. And I think (and hope) my mom is coming up next weekend and agreed to help me with the one big project I want to accomplish--cleaning out my kitchen cabinets. This entails taking everything out of each cabinet and drawer, wiping everything down/out, then putting it all back in. It's a HUGE task that I KNOW I can't do all by myself. DH thinks I'm crazy for wanting to do this, but it's something that's been nagging me for a while now. Baby's room is about 85% done. I can't wait to get finished up in there either. But with the anticipation of knowing the date and all...I can't help but to count my weekends. UGH. And I think we have 3 left where it will just be the 3 of us. SCARY!!!

Here are some shots DH took tonight. In the bottom one, DS was supposed to be kissing my belly...instead it looks like he's eating it! LOL!!! I feel huge and I can't imagine getting any bigger than I already am, but I know I will.

I was thinking tonight about the things I can't wait for after this pregnancy. Here's my list:

1. My feet--since I can't see them.
2. Having more than 3 pairs of pants to wear--I only have 3 pairs left and they are ALL black. Once it warms up and I can wear capris, it will be better. I get tired of wearing black all the time.
3. Shopping in a regular store again, in a regular section. I'm TIRED of maternity clothes!
4. A margarita!
5. Seeing the scale go down instead of up.
6. Being able to go up and down the stairs without losing my breath and huffing and puffing afterwards (baby is in my ribs so I think this is in part why).
7. Being able to bend over and tie my shoes...crocs are becoming a staple.
8. Pretty and comfortable bras! Maternity and nursing bras are UGLY! Why do they all have to be white?!?! But this won't come until I am done nursing...hoping for 6 months, if not more. And when searching for a nursing bra, you are either BIG and a DDD, or small. I need a 36DDD or F and can't find it ANYWHERE! And I NEED support! I don't want my boobs touching my belly! ARGH!! This was the reason for a crying fit earlier today. DH, of course, thinks it's hilarious. He LOVES the big boobs!
9. Knowing what this baby is! I can't wait to meet him or her!
10. Being able to lay on my BELLY! I can't wait until I can do that again.

Okay so that's my list of things I can't wait for. Here's my list of things I will miss/love:

1. My belly. I LOVE my pregnant belly. I love touching it, holding it, just the roundness of it. LOVE it!
2. Being able to eat pretty much whatever I want. I know this will come to an end soon.
3. The constant boxing ring action I feel. I love feeling the movement inside me. LOVE it!
4. Having my baby with me constantly and knowing that I can protect him or her at all times RIGHT NOW. Once it comes out, I can do my best, but I won't always be able to protect him or her the way I can today.
5. DS has 100% of my attention...I'm scared to death of not devoting enough time to him, but I have ideas on how to incorporate him into feeding and changing time.
6. This may sound conceited....but the ATTENTION! Any time I say ow or make a face, DH asks if everything is okay (especially after the false alarm 2 weeks ago). When I talk to my mom, dad, MIL, or anyone else for that matter, they ask about me and how I'm feeling. I know once baby comes, none of them will care as much about ME. Been there, done that. :) I know when they come visit, it's not to see me or's for DS. And that's perfectly fine! I don't want people making a fuss, but it's nice for once for them to be concerned about me. :) Once baby is born, I am perfectly fine to go back to NOT being the center of attention. That does sound really bad, doesn't it? It's not meant to, I swear!
7. Being pregnant! I loved it with DS, this time I haven't loved it as much, but it's still fun. I would do it all 100 times if I could. I am grateful to be able to have children and carry them. I feel very blessed.
8. Nursing...I love the closeness I felt with DS. I can't wait to experience that with this child.
9. MATERNITY LEAVE! I am soooo looking forward to having 12 weeks off of work!
10. Believe it or not....labor and delivery. It wasn't bad with DS and I enjoyed most of it. I hope to have that same enjoyment again!

Okay, that's it I think. There are so many more things I love about being pregnant (oh did I mention the cleavage? LOVE that) and I can't believe I am that close to being done! WOWZER!!!

I still have a poem I want to post...I am going to get to that at the beginning of the week. :)


Roni said...

OMG we are like the same pregnant lady! I miss ALL of those things too! LOL I thought I was the only one. My friends tell me I'm crazy!

A tiny tiny part of me wants to do it again (especially seeing you) but I'm too selfish to start over! LOL I love my family of 3.

Steph said...

You look adorable!!! I am soooo jealous yet so happy for you. I can't wait to see what this little person is! Have I mentioned how impatient I am???

So is this it or are you and hubby gonna go for baby #3 in the future??

Hugs to you and I hope that you can see your feet soon - but not too soon!

Steph said...

So I just left this comment about how adorable you are and how jealous/happy I am for you and evidently blogger decided that it wasn't worthy of posting look soooooo freakin' cute!

Go buy some different color crocs to go with your black pants......get some tie-dyed ones or some hot pink ones - punk rock, preggo barbie!!

Miss July...not...yet said...

You look so cute! I totally miss all the same things about being pg. I wish I was going to do it again, but I am too OLD :-( and too poor for one more so we are stopping with what we have (and are grateful for it)
I missed my feet too.
I love that pic of your son kissing your belly. So adorable.

Tina said...

You are so freakin' cute. I love it! I have to admit, I'm one of those that is scared to death about pregnancy: body changes, mood changes, not being a good mom, etc... but your list of the things you enjoy about being pregnant, it makes me think twice. Number 8 about nursing... I don't understand it but my bff is always talking about this... she has four all under 4 yrs old.. and wants more. She loves that time she gets to be close with the baby. I think maybe someday I'll change my mind about wanting little ones when I am with a man that I want to be with forever. ya know?

I absolutely love your pictures.. you are so beautiful and look great being pregnant.. I have been thinking about you (yes, even from my plague-y death bed) and am so happy that you have made it 32 weeks!! safely.. I pray that the homestretch and delivery is easy, comfortable and a blessing that you get to enjoy!

Hugs to you!

Mandy said...

You look so cute! It's nice to see someone who's more pregnant than I am!! :o)

I'm so excited for you and have just spent some time playing catch up on the past little while. I can't wait until you have him/her! I really think it's a her, though!

Take care of yourself - I hope you continue to feel like cleaning your entire kitchen! (Big kudos for planning that one, btw!)