Today is 01-01-11… Happy New Year!!
I can’t believe how fast the holidays came and went- I love this time of year. Today also marks me turning 28 weeks pregnant- officially in my 3rd trimester- 7 months- Only 12 weeks to be 40 weeks! I am in the last phase of this pregnancy and it has gone by quickly- It is unreal to think that very very soon I will be in the hospital giving birth to my baby boy who has been kicking me everyday. I know I’ve been pregnant for 7 months but it is still surreal to me. I really have enjoyed being pregnant- I am very lucky that so far it hasn’t been bad- last night however I had the worst heartburn yet, it woke me up from sleep and I was also awaken by a mean calf cramp! I was warned of all of these symptoms so I wasn’t surprised by them, I don’t expect it to be the last time I experience them either. I love feeling the baby move around inside my belly- It automatically puts a smile on my face and when he kicks me hard it automatically makes me laugh. I can sit all day and stare at my stomach and every time I catch him moving it amazes me and makes me feel so happy.
As March 26th fast approaches I am now getting a bit anxious, Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is over, the new year is here and now my focus is on March 26th- or around that date anyway… I have a lot to get done, mostly helping out with my baby shower, figuring out my 2 door car situation, preparing for maternity photos, and getting the nursery ready. My life is going to change forever in 3 months, it’s exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. The most frequently asked question lately is, “do you have a name picked out?” The answer to that is no, I am going to put it off until right before because I just don’t have a name I am in love with.
It seems like the days lately come and go so fast- I don’t really like that, at this point I still like having my baby inside me and I’d like him to stay in there for as long as he can… maybe this is because I am scared? I think I will miss having him in there when he is out but I guess you don’t think about that because he will be out in my arms keeping me busy. Life goes by so fast- I already feel like he’s growing up so fast and he’s not even born yet!
2011 is going to be a special year for us, the year our son is born… we become parents… become responsible for another life… wow! Being the oldest of so many siblings, being able to watch my parents and my younger brothers and sisters has me a bit nervous- there is no set way to raise your children, all you can do is your best and love them. I know I wasn’t the easiest child to raise- well I was pretty great until I hit my teenage years… I pray my boy is nothing like I was at that age Maybe in some of the good ways but not in my rebellious ways He will be ridiculously loved no matter what! We are super excited and can’t wait to meet our son.