39 weeks and 4 days to be exact! Only three days away from our due date! I have decided to format this week’s blog a bit different because, well, some things just haven’t changed since last week. He is still a boy, I don’t sleep so well, and I am really swollen. My belly is so big that most of my maternity shirts don’t come close to covering it. So this week, week 39 of this giant baby bump, I just want to reflect on being 39 weeks pregnant, and the journey we have had thus far.
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When I think back to when we first found out we were pregnant, January 15, 2015, September felt so far away. And it was. My husband looked at me over the weekend and said, “You have been pregnant forever.” And honestly, it feels as though I have been. In the 9 months since we found out, pregnancy has been a roller coaster of worry, excitement, anticipation, discomfort and love. Now, as we approach our final week, we can finally say we feel ready. And the emotional rollercoaster continues as I move through those same emotions. We are ready to meet our little guy, and we are ready for life to change.
So now, we wait. The nursery is complete. Our hospital bags are packed. Baby’s clothes are washed and ready. And he has so many people just waiting to meet him. Chances are, I will have one more update before we meet our newest family member. Stay tuned…