Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Waiting on baby time...

Lately it feels as if my little world has shrunk down so small, I don't have anything interesting to write.  That all my brain & body are currently capable of is getting baby ready to enter the world.  A big enough job, to be sure, but one I should be well familiar with by now.  These last few days? weeks? are an even mix of marveling at what a woman's body can do, to nourish & bring forth new life, and impatience at the aches, pains & discomforts that go along with such a miracle.  Trying to find a balance between the desire to savor this last pregnancy & the urge to get it over with it already.  The best part of late pregnancy are the 2 hour guilt-free naps in the middle of the day.  The worst part is the waiting for something to happen.  I have never been great with surprises... I am a Virgo after all... I like plans.    For me it's the not knowing when or how this labor will go down that makes me a bit nutty.  Will my water break in the middle of the night like with Quinn?  Or will it be a long, slow, build up of contractions that become unbearable like with Remy?  Or, even more likely, some other scenario I have yet to experience?  Patience.  Yes, that's what I need to find... dear Santa, more patience please.

In the meantime I shuffle around like an old lady... well, an old lady that swallowed a watermelon is more accurate.  My nesting urges forcibly on hold while we sort out a few details around the house, am doing my best to keep up with our normal routines... drop kids off, do laundry, pick kids up, drive them places, feed them, love them, do it all again the next day.  At certain points along the way I find myself trying to figure out how I will juggle it all.  About how the new one will fit into it our little bubble.... tagging along until he is old enough to have his own need to be driven, picked up & the like.

Most of all, we just can't wait to meet him.

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Catching up on pictures... from our rainy day zoo adventure...








Friends & neighbors threw us a sweet baby shower... thank you Judi, Judy & Sharon.  Amazing food, great company & lots of helpers when it was time to open presents.



 Inspector Remy is on the case...


And now, we wait some more...

1 comment:

Kelle said...

A belated comment, but I hope you see it. Congratulations, friend...on this sweet baby. What an appropriate time of year to enjoy newborn!

xo