Monday, September 30, 2013

38 & 39

Well, tomorrow will be my due date and I am so looking forward to having this baby! 

I actually am getting really annoyed there is no baby yet because I went and got it in my head that baby was going to come early. Ummm, terrible thing to do. Now unless this baby comes tonight, she will not be early but most likely late. I have been feeling uncomfortable the last several days with on and off again contractions and just wanting to get the labor done with. Every little contraction I feel I am hopeful it is going somewhere, and it is a hard to wait. Yesterday was one of those days, where Brecken was moody and my preggo hormones took over putting me in a rotten mood. I then have times were I get anxious about the labor and coming pain. 

This morning reading a devotional I got from the library, I was encouraged. It is from Jesus Calling, written from the perspective of Jesus.  

"I am perpetually with you, taking care of you... You need not fear the future, for I am already there...

Your future is in My hands; I release it to you, day by day, moment by moment. Therefore, don't worry about tomorrow.

I want you to live this day abundantly, seeing all there is to see, doing all there is to do. Don't be distracted by future concerns. Leave them to Me! Each day of life is a glorious gift, but so few people know how to live within the confines of today." 

These words could not have come at a better time for me. My future is in His hands and I need to stop worrying about when the baby will come and the labor and just enjoy these days that are a gift. Just the message I needed to hear! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

35, 36, 37

I am now officially FULL TERM!! :) I am actually 38 weeks today and hoping this baby comes early! I don't think I would mind so much if she was early or late, but because I have Gestational Diabetes, I just want her to come early. I think in my mind, if she comes early, she won't be so big! :) My diet has been working and I still have been checking my blood sugar twice a day and my numbers are pretty good. Because of this, they don't think she is a big baby, and I have been measuring right on for the number of weeks. Let's hope they are right!!! The more I think about labor and delivery, I get worried and nauseous even. It is coming in the next three weeks whether I like it or not! Let's hope it is easier than the last time! :)

Our friends from Bible Study, threw a little baby shower for my sis-in-law and I. Thought I would throw a picture in where I am NOT in my striped shirt! :) 

"Before Baby" List

So I kinda haven't been good about getting my goals done or writing them down in July and August. Instead of having my list of things to accomplish according to my 2013 goal list, so far in August I have been focusing on my "before baby list" and will continue to chip away at this list in September as well!

Here is my basic list:
* Go through each room in the house and organize/deep clean everything! Then keep it all clean!
* Set up Brecken's big boy room
* Get Brecken used to his new big boy bed
* Get all the furniture for the Baby room
* Paint/get the furniture finished
* Set up and decorate the nursery
* Wash up all clothes, swing, bouncer, car seat
* Get Hair colored
* Get Maternity photos taken
* Make baby headbands
* Get my ducks in order for upcoming MOPS crafts
* Plan and get through the upcoming work events
* Pack my bags for the hospital
* Get a big brother gift from baby and gift from Brecken for Baby

I would love to get a ton more done! Like...
* Make lots of freezer meals
* Decorate Brecken's Room
* Master bathroom painted
* Finish painting the trim/doors in the upstairs hallway
* Paint the main floor bathroom
* Work on dining room
And, I am sure I can come up with 100 more projects to do if these get all done! :)

Let's hope that I can get a TON of things done!