So, the countdown is officially just a mere 5 days until my due date. I thought I'd pop in & give y'all a quick update in case you don't get a response to your e-mail, phone call, or text. I feel so loved and taken care of, but am getting super overwhelmed with all the "attention." I covet your prayers for patience & grace, as I know people are just trying to love me. There's just so much about to change and I'm trying so hard to rest & relax & savor the last few days. That's a bit tough when my phone is constantly whistling at me.
I sound so ungrateful, don't I? Ugh. That's the problem, I'm grateful...I just don't know how to process it all and answering the same question over & over is exhausting. Pregnancy hormones probably don't help that much.
I feel great. Just tired. I'm actually getting a pretty decent amount of sleep at night. I'm so thankful for that....but somehow I'm still exhausted.
It snowed 13 inches in the past 36 hours and so I haven't been able to get out and walk and the gym sounds like the worst thing ever. ((EXCUSE ME, TAN & FIT PEOPLE! WATER BUFFALO COMING THROUGH!))
I'm not dilated hardly at all but am about 75-80% effaced ((as of yesterday)). My contractions aren't regular or consistent, but I have several throughout the day.
He could honestly come at any moment and I'm trying to just soak up the extra cozy mornings with Chase, evenings watching Psych, folding freshly laundered baby clothes, making onesies, discussing names, laughing at the kicks that are now coming from a 7-8 lb baby, and praying extra hard for a safe delivery and a healthy baby boy. I already love him so much and I'm so anxious to see our little guy!
ps thanks for the water buffalo analogy, jessi. it resurfaced on my mind & I 100% understand and relate to it now...especially in relation to fitting into an antelope's wardrobe.