How far along am I? 38 weeks!!! Can you believe it?!? It is November and I am happily pregnant. In all honesty I never really thought I would make it to November. This is whole new world to me, with A.C. he would have already been a month old, had a 5 week NICU stay and we would be bring him home from the hospital around now.
Whats going on with Mommy? You won’t hear me complain (out loud anyways) about the changes that come with nearing the end of a pregnancy. I am gaining a much better appreciation of the discomforts that come with being almost 40 weeks pregnant, and can understand how moms are ready to be “done” by the end. I am getting slower at getting around, and there are new aches and pains that I didn’t have before. But I will gladly take it all to have avoided a NICU stay. Another thing I have noticed is I think the pregnancy hormones are kicking it up a notch, I will fully admit that I am a crier, but it is getting worse then usual. Happy or sad I need to stay away from movies/commercials/books or I end up in tears.
What is going on with Baby? Baby is definitely running out of room. Movements are not as big as before and sometimes baby likes to poke at my ribs which is pretty uncomfortable! It will be interesting to see how big this baby is. It is likely that this baby will be too big for some of the preemie clothes we had for A.C., which is hard for me to imagine.
How is the rest of the family doing? My family is getting VERY excited, I have started to get those “check in” phone calls and text messages. We have started to talk to A.C. more about a baby coming to live at our house, and have read a few big brother books. Any tips on how to make this adjustment easier on him (and us)?
What are we looking forward to? If all goes well I am looking forward to having a “Take home baby”, you know, one you get to take home from the hospital when you are discharged. It will be a whole new experience for me to actually have a newborn at home, which is exciting and scary all at the same time. In many ways I feel like a first time mom this time around!
And don’t worry, I will keep you posted and let you know once baby is here! Any guesses on the sex and when baby will arrive???