The other day I was on a walk, praying, and thanking God for keeping this dream alive!
In less than 5 weeks, we will be meeting our baby girl.
Are we ready for her to make her debut? OH YEAH! Am I ready to be done being pregnant? Mixed thoughts…only because I love feeling her inside of me. But Dan reminds me of the joy she will bring to our lives when we can actually snuggle with her, feel her breath on our bodies, and watch her grow. He is SO right! That is why we are ready for her to make her debut!
I am definitely looking pregnant (as if I didn’t before…)
I am still coaching, and that has added some extra fun – we recently had an away game and as we walked through the front doors, I heard someone say “NOW SHE IS PREGNANT”! I pretended I didn’t hear her, but chuckled inside as yes indeed, I am definitely pregnant. Lo and behold, the next day, one of the refs after the game asked when I was due. He was shocked to hear that I had 6 weeks to go at that time and asked if I would make it that far. I told him “yeah, that’s a good question…she might come early” and he looked at me as if thinking “she better or you’re going to pop!” It is so fun. I honestly do not mind those comments at all because I realize our baby girl is growing and so I am, so I too, would wonder!
I am now swelling a bit, but I am not concerned. I woke up Sunday morning and my ankles were definitely cankles. I wondered why in the world since I had just gotten out of bed, but oh well! I am 35 weeks pregnant and I honestly expected to swell LONG before! It is a different feeling I must say, but now I know to take good care of the ole feet, to get up often, or sit down more (depending on the day), and just drink the agua!
I love chicken again! I have to laugh when I think about how much I hated it before (couldn’t even look at it), but I would say over the past few weeks, I have enjoyed eating it again. I am still eating smaller meals (most of the time), but more of them. Heartburn gets the best of me otherwise. I love going on walks, and though I probably look a little weird as I think I might waddle a bit, it is worth it because they feel so good! And we have been blessed having a milder winter in Minnesota! When it’s so cold, I do not even enjoy being outside, but it has been in the 20s and 30s, and even 40s at times, which this pregnant woman has been VERY thankful for!
I am still sleeping pretty well at night (have to sit up at times, but fall right back to sleep), and this baby girl is more active than ever. It has been such a blessing to share those moments with Dan, as she looks like she is literally rolling across my stomach – but we know it’s a leg just making it’s way around.
Ah, we are so in love!
We realize that she could really be here any day. Many ask when I think she’ll come, and I feel like early March, but that is just my inkling. God could bring her into this world earlier or later – again, we just pray that she is healthy!