Sunday, December 30, 2007

Is he ever going to come out?

I was 5 1/2 weeks early. My brother was 3 1/2 weeks early! I really thought I was going to have this little guy at least a couple weeks early, but no such luck... With 7 days left, I am as anxious as can be to meet this little boy! Maybe it’s cause Ryan was a few days late. But doesn’t my 5 1/2 weeks early counteract just a few days late? Shouldn’t we have had him by now? I thought maybe he’d be my Christmas present this year, but he decided to wait. Ryan’s mom is hoping he’ll be her birthday present and come tomorrow on New Year’s Eve. I’ve had a huge burst of energy today and everyone has predicted that happens right before labor... so who knows, it might happen!
I guess it really isn’t up to anyone but Lucas when he decides to come. We have family visiting who want him to come now, and friends who are leaving town just a couple more days who want to meet him. We have friends out of town too, who want him to wait till they get back. I just want him here, happy and healthy, sometime very soon because I don’t think I can grow much more.
For most of my pregnancy I got a lot of comments like “you’re so small”, “you barely look pregnant”, or “you don’t look that far along”. Now, everywhere I go - the checkers at the grocery store, or any other store I go to, or random people in public restrooms, all look at me and say “wow, you’re about to pop!” or “you’re REALLY pregnant!”, and everyone thinks they are being very original in telling me I should try to deliver the first baby of the new year.... I am getting more comments now that I have in the whole 9 months!
So, needless to say, I’m ready. Ryan is ready. Our parents are ready. His room is ready. EVERYTHING is ready. I’ve cooked, cleaned, organized, sewed blankets, bought diapers, tried to knit him something, cleaned again, organized again, baked again, and watched countless movies. I’m running out of things to do and just want to meet my son. But I am trying to be patient, I know that he will come when he is supposed to... I just hope that is soon!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Only 7 Weeks to Go!

With less than 7 weeks to go before we meet our little boy, my attention is shifting more and more to being a mom, and how my life is going to change, and how I am going to keep it the same. I can’t wait to meet Luke, to see him for the first time. Will he have a head of hair, will he be blond like Ryan or have brown hair like me? What is his personality going to be like? I’m looking so forward to holding him in my arms, watching Ryan be a dad, and our parents be grandparents.
For the last week or so, Lucas has been more active than ever. I feel him moving constantly. I have trouble concentrating at work because he seems to choose that time as his play time, shifting my stomach back and forth, from side to side, over and over and over again. When I don’t pay attention, he’ll give me a swift kick in the ribs – this is a new development just in the last couple days. I wonder if he is going to be extra long… he is so big that he is crowding my lungs and my ribs and making it hard to breathe! He also seems to choose the middle of the night as playtime, taking after his dad the night owl I suppose. It’s already quite hard to get comfortable and sleep with a big belly, but when there’s a little guy practicing his kickboxing skills in there too, well, you can just forget about sleep. I’ve been brushing up my solitaire skills most nights from about 2am till 4am. I guess you could say I’m in training for the sleep deprivation that is soon to come.

Now that the showers are over we made our trip to Babies R Us and stocked up on our gear and supplies. We filled the back of my car with everything we needed from the bedding supplies to toys to the baby monitor and diaper pail, feeding supplies, etc. It’s all at home in his room now, waiting to be organized and put away. I’m looking forward to doing his laundry and organizing his clothes, getting everything all set up and ready to go.

We are seeing the doctor every two weeks now, and we have our last ultrasound scheduled for the beginning of December. We’re meeting the pediatrician this week and pre-registering at the hospital. We finished stocking our house with supplies and are getting all the details settled for our hospital stay. I can’t believe it’s almost here. I can’t wait!
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