Friday, August 8, 2008

So.. 37 weeks... and I'm feeling...

Anxious! I seem to have a case of the butterflies! Every time I think about this little guy I get a case of the flutters in my tummy (and that's weird to me since I have ZERO room in there). I honestly feel really good. This pregnancy, especially the end, has really been so different than the first. Um, the biggest difference being that I have a toddler who keeps me busy. Seriously though, I think that has a great deal to do with how I feel. I have had no choice but to stay busy and it's helped me out a lot. Don't get me wrong... I took an hour nap this afternoon because I needed it, but over all I feel pretty good. There are moments when I feel a little nauseous because of the ZERO room I have in my stomach and of course there are times when I am so HOT it's not even funny... but I'm not complaining. :)

I've got our bags completely packed and ready to head out the door. The house is... well, it's decent. There are things that need to be done but I'm ok if they don't get done. I'm 37 weeks pregnant.. I have a toddler.. and I can't do everything. And I am ok with that. That is a great lesson that I am learning more and more everyday. My house is not a home because the toilets are always scrubbed and the clothes are always neatly put away (not that those aren't important things...). Oh, but as I often say, that is another post.. one that I will probably never get around to! :) On a similar note though my sister is suppose to be coming over soon to help me do some organizing, etc. And that I am very thankful for. She is one of those weirdos that actually enjoys that kind of stuff (totally joking for those of you who are like her!!!!).

Eli is still moving around in there all the time. He is quite the active little fellow! I'm having some Braxton Hicks contractions but nothing painful or even uncomfortable. I feel like a camel because I'm drinking so much water. I know it's good for me and it's what I'm suppose to be doing but it's amazing how much I can drink in one day (and throughout the night). I didn't walk much last week because of the evangelist we had at church but I've picked that back up this week. Most of what I've read say that walking doesn't actually help progress labor much but it does help the baby get in a better position for labor.

At my Dr's apt this past Tuesday, I didn't get much exciting news from my OB except that it's still early and I have plenty of time for things to start happening. If I start to think about it too much I get really nervous and even discouraged. With Luke I really wasn't that nervous at all. I mean, I was going into everything blindly. But with a C/S behind me now, I just have a little more on my mind! God is in control though and I know that. His peace has been my calm and comfort during those moments where I want to start worrying.

Ultimately, I just can't wait for it to all be over and have my sweet little boy home with me. I can't wait for my Luke to meet his baby brother and I can't wait to be a family of four.

And again, I covet your prayers for the delivery of our little one.

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Phil. 4:6-7


Misty said...

I was just thinking about you as I was getting ready for work this morning. I am anxious for you, and of course the closer you get the closer I am to my own little one's arrival! This is all very scary yet exciting for me and you have been such a tremendous help to me! I am praying for you, that all goes as you hope with Eli's delivery, and that God gives you and Robby the physical and spiritual strength you will need in the days to come!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Covet no more! This is so exciting! I can't wait for the big day so we can see many pictures...


seesawfaith said...

Hi Crystal! I a visiting you via your comment on Love Well's Blog.

Thank You! Thank You Thank You!

I sometimes feel like the lone hold-out for good 'ol scrapbooking! I love it!

Congrats on the coming baby! My daughter will be a year old next month and yet I still remember feeling just like you posted today! I am so excited for you to meet your new little son! Having two has been a huge adjustment for me but I think I am working it out...sometimes! :)

Have the youth in your church been amazing supporters of your pregnancy? They were amazing for me and I wondered if it was just our bunch or if teens really do love babies that much!

I think I may have to lurk so I can hear about the big day and see the pics to come! Feel free to dink around my blog in all that free time you surely must have!


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