Baby Love: 37 weeks

This next Thursday, I will officially be 37 weeks pregnant. And has it been a trip, or what?! It's been a roller coaster alright. I've felt joy, excitement, fear and shear stupidity. I've laughed... peed my pants, cried, even sobbed... complained, whined and complained some more. But, all in all- it has been quite the experience. My relationship with my husband has only grown closer as I love him for all that he does and doesn't do. He is so patient and willing with me that I truly feel stronger with him as my companion.

At this point in the pregnancy, it is rare to find a moment in which I am not uncomfortable. My body aches constantly. Lately, I have been experiencing lots of pelvic pressure and pains, leg aches, many Charley horses and lower back aches. Although it's growing more difficult to manage, it is so exhilarating to await the arrival of our very own precious baby girl. When I feel her movement in my belly, it is surreal. I can somewhat distinguish body parts and imagine holding her beautiful temple of a body in my arms.

I am definitely getting nervous about the labor and delivery. I don't know what to expect and am anxious about the whole event. We will be meeting with my doula Endre tomorrow and discussing further birth plans.

As much as we can be for first time parents, we are pretty much set for Londyn's arrival. Andrew has installed the car seat for when the big day arrives! Her room is finished and organized. Of course, one of the most important items on the list- her coming home outfit is picked out and ready. My baby shower is this Wednesday and I am so excited to see friends, family and celebrate Londyn. I can't believe that her time is almost here!


Anonymous said...

A little girl is such a blessing.

Jessica said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for the two of you. There is really nothing like bringing a sweet little spirit into your home. Good luck with the birth, and just remember it's all well worth it when you hold your little one.