I hate that I’ve been a total slacker when it comes to blogging.
It’s just that there’s so much going on to share about, that I have no time to share it, nor a clue where to start.
Anyway, lately my thoughts are pretty much consumed by this li’l miracle!
Today marks 34 weeks in my pregnancy! That means I only have 6 more to go (at most). It is very bitter-sweet as I’ve really enjoyed being pregnant. Except that whole throwing up all day everyday for the first 12 weeks. Yes, I’m one of those annoyingly happy about being pregnant women! Though, I am now quiet uncomfortable and can hardly bend over to take the clothes out the washer.
It’s bitter-sweet because I take great comfort in knowing from her every kick that she is safe & healthy inside of me, taking in the exact amount of the right nutrients she needs. She knows not of fear, sickness, heartache, or disappointments. I am very excited to meet her though. To hold her & kiss her, to see her first smile, to tell her of her wonderful grandmother, to raise her to make wise choices & dream her own dreams.
I’m beginning to get nervous about the whole Labor & Delivery and bringing her home part though. Partially because Mama won’t be there. But also simply because birth is amazing, and I’m still not quiet sure how in the world a baby is going to come out of my youknowwhat. I think I’m as ready as I’m going to be though!
Thankfully, I had an awesome shower on Saturday and was blessed with lots of things! The only thing that I “need” is a breast pump which I’ll probably rent from the hospital first.
I’m dead set on breastfeeding though. Several people have told me how they “couldn’t” (and I could be totally wrong since I’ve never actually done it), but I really believe as with most things, if you’re confident in doing it, you can. I mean, I’m pretty sure the Colonials didn’t have Similac. Plus, the benefits! As I’ve grown use to doing during this pregnancy, I have to put my child’s best interests before mine. Even if I think it hurts, the it’s so much better for the baby.
I’ve learned a lot of “not to’s” during this pregnancy. That’s for sure. I think they will require a full post though – HA.
Anyway, I can’t sit any longer. My back is killing me. I think I’ll go stare at her room some more!