Adventures in Mommyhood

How I learned to stop worrying and enjoy life.

Friday, February 13, 2009

7 weeks- ready or not!

Here is the 32 week pic- right on time for week 33, but y'know.

I have already been told I look tired and uncomfortable about 1 million and a half times- even even I think I feel pretty good, all things considered. I just choose to pretend that they are really telling me I look "pretty" and "inspiring". That is what they really mean, right?

Since my last post, I have felt a lot better, but still have this lingering cough that does not want to give up. It is a total pain, but a pregnant woman have lowered immune systems, so it is to be expected.

I am starting to feel the crunch of the last 7 weeks. Do I have everything I need? Do I know what I need to know? Is most of what I wanted to get done finished? I feel like I lost at least two weeks when I was sick and now I am wanting to catch up. I have a few places in my house where I know there is unorganized junk and I hate the thought of it. It feels like it must be done now because I won't have time later... However, realistically, I just want to prioritize it- most important things first and if not EVERYTHING is done on time, I know it won't be the end of the world. Many of my pregnant friends have been hoping to go into labor early because they are uncomfortable. I guess I am the weirdo that wants to fully cook so I can feel I have the 7 weeks that stretch ahead to get some things done and spend time with my husband. Even if I am uncomfortable for a bit. Don't get me wrong- I am eager to meet this person, find out what she looks like and what her personality will be.

Ugh! Sorry if this is boring. I will try to be more colorful and entertaining in the future. As always, if you have guidance, thoughts, encouragement, etc. I am dying to know! Please leave comments!


Sunday, February 1, 2009


Week 31 has been quite eventful. I enjoyed my first baby shower 1/31 with family and family friends. The biggest surprise of all was not any of the lovely gifts, it was the arrival of my mother. I found out the day before that she made arrangements to come down. I am always sad that she lives so far away, so this felt like she was closer to home.

Unfortunately, I only grew more sick this week. It was a little funny to me that we were celebrating me becoming a Mommy and mine was having to play the role for me. I tried to pick the pictures where I appeared less green. It has been very stressful trying to take care of myself and take medicines that are safe for my baby. I think I spent a lot of time pleading with God to get me through.

Thank you to everyone who attended the shower and brought such thoughtful gifts for our little girl.