Wednesday, May 30, 2012

40 weeks

Hello, Due Date. Nice to see ya!

(If, in your mind, you just started singing "It's been a long tiiiiiiime" then you are my hero. However, since it's the first time I've ever seen a due date I can't very well add that to the above title, now can I?)

Moving on.

It's May 30th! The long awaited due date. I really thought that I would have LDB in my arms now but he has other plans, I guess. Things are pretty nice for him in my belly and trying to convince him to evacuate would be futile. So instead, I'm still just content to wait for the Lord's timing and welcome my boy whenever he's ready.

To celebrate my due date, here is a list of just a few things that I have loved about my pregnancy:

*Having an active baby. Some people may think that I'm exaggerating, but I really am very serious when I say there's rarely a minute that goes by when I don't feel him moving around. It's the most precious reminder that a life is growing inside of me and I love that it's constant!

*Watching my husband become a dad. K has risen to the occasion so well! I've never doubted that he would be an excellent father but seeing the progression in his personality and interests has been incredible. God blessed me with an awesome guy.

*Planning his nursery, even though he doesn't have one yet! This has been one of the challenges and joys all wrapped into one! I love knitting and making things for his room but knowing that we're moving after he's born has been a challenge. I can't set up a nursery yet but I sure can enjoy thinking about it!

*Showers and registering. I certainly don't mean this to sound selfish, but I loved our baby showers. We were very, very blessed to receive literally everything we need from generous family and friends. At the end of each shower I was overwhelmed with the knowledge of how blessed we are. LDB is immensely loved and provided for already and there were so many things that we simply could not afford on our own.

*Watching our families. I've mentioned before that this is my parent's 7th grandchild and K's parents 1st. It's so fun to see the different transformations in each of them. This little guy is gonna have awesome grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. (Thank the Lord for Skype, iChat, and Facetime!!)

Tomorrow when I'm not feeling so sentimental I may come up with a more lighthearted list but for now this will due. I'm praying that my cool as a cucumber attitude continues as long as my pregnancy does. If I wake up in the morning, am officially aware of being OVERdue, and my attitude changes please be patient with me! Here's to hoping (for my husband's sake!) that it's not the case!

1 comment:

Mother of a Sea Monkey! said...

You're doing great!! Keep up the good work! :-D