Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Maternity Leave AT LONG LAST!

A friend called me tonight and said it feels to her like I've been pregnant for 14 months! THANK YOU! I feel the same way!
It seems like November 13 was YEARS AGO!

I absolutely hate that I basically did not enjoy this pregnancy. I really wanted to experience pregnancy a second time. I prayed that we'd be Blessed with two and that I would get that lucky. I was so sick the first two trimesters and then I finally started to feel good as I rounded the third and then WHAMO...Mike's stuff happened. I've been strong and fairly level headed considering. However, I've been riding the emotional roller coaster WAY too long. I'll be SOOOOOOOOOO happy to have this baby here and healthy and OUTSIDE OF ME! Of course I'm not in total denial...the emotional roller coaster after is just as bad. I don't think I really started feeling like MYSELF again til Lindsay was around 3-4 months old. So....I reserve the right to blame all my actions on hormones until at least OCTOBER! Got that people???

So in happier news, Lindsay is home tonight! She was in a great mood and she is snug in her big girl bed as I type! I managed to get my house vac'd and dusted tonight. I need to mop floors still but Mike and I will tag team that in the morning I think. My bags are packed and I have a hair appt tomorrow (thankfully) so unless the vacuuming I did tonight throws me into labor I'm good to go til Friday morning! My house is no where NEAR where I wanted it by now but I'm over worrying about it. People that come to visit are coming to see the baby anyway.

I couldn't have been happier when I left work today! I'm hoping lil miss wants to sleep in a bit tomorrow (both of them). No bladder bouncing at 5:30 a.m. please baby...

I'm going to try to get a final belly pic tomorrow for the blog. I have no idea if I'm going to be able to blog yet or not from the hospital but I will make sure someone at the very least gets a few pics of the wee one up for me!

Stay's getting exciting around here!!!


The Smith Family said...

I am so excited for you! Enjoy your day tomorrow and I hope your little belly bean let's you sleep in.

I understand about the house, my Mike and I were talking tonight about how we are going to tag team our to do list this weekend (praying I don't go into labor before hand). I've got so much cleaning I want to have done and it's been difficult to keep up with it all.

I'll be thinking about you on Friday!

Anonymous said...

You made it! I hope that you have a great day with Lindsay today and enjoy her last day of being an only child. You will be in my thoughts & prayers Friday. And I can't wait to see pics of the baby and find out her name!!!

The Gordon Family said...

I will be thinking about you on Friday and praying for you. I am jealous as I just want to be done with pregnancy and holding my baby:)! Can't wait to see pictures and hear how everything went. I know it will all be perfect, enjoy every moment.

Chris said...

Thanks guys!! I can't believe it's tomorrow!!!! It's surreal to me right now. WOOHOO...

MBKimmy said...

OMG - OMG you made it which means I am next - again OMG OMG -

we got our package thank you very very much! I love all of it!

Can't wait for the updates! Love you lots!

Erin Kathleen said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you, Chris. Make sure someone posts pics as soon as you can. I can't wait to see your little girl!

On a side note, didn't anyone tell you? You get to double your "hormone excuse" for every baby you have. You have at least 6-8 months worth of the excuse. Unfortunately, you also have at least 6-8 months before you feel like yourself again...or at least, I'm not there yet and I keep telling myself one more month. :-)

Good luck and keep us posted!


The Partins said...

I can not WAIT to see the new baby... I'm sure you feel 10000% the same! You are super woman!

Good Luck!!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait! See you in the morning! Love, Donna :)