This is going to be my last pregnancy update!!
Although the photo says 38 Weeks, we took it last weekend, so I am now closer to 39 Weeks. Not sure when Lucy is going to decide to show herself, but I am confident that it will be sometime next week. Hopefully before Thanksgiving!!
Everything at the house is ready. Her bassinet is set up, her clothes are folded and hung neatly, and I’ve got a big ol’ stockpile of diapers just waiting for a tiny butt to wrap around ;).
I decided to go to a local restaurant and order our Thanksgiving dinner for this year, so we can just have a low key meal at home. Normally I spend the day before Thanksgiving cooking like crazy — cakes, pies, casseroles…I love Thanksgiving and always want everything to be absolutely perfect. But one thing this pregnancy has made me realize is that sometimes you have to give up control and take things easy. Our Thanksgiving will be quiet, simple, and probably eaten on paper plates, but I have no doubt that I will remember this meal more than any other so far.
Other than some lower back pain and mild cramping, I feel mostly okay. A little uncomfortable obviously, but it could definitely be worse. I am so thankful that I’ve had no serious issues and haven’t had to spend any time on bed rest. As far as pregnancy goes, I’ve had it about as comfortable as you can ask for.
My main ailment right now is a case of the nerves.
I fluctuate between excitement, fear, and wanting to punch people in the face. HI, HORMONES!!!!!!
I’ve spent a good deal of time talking things over with Jon David and making sure he understands that I will be in the hospital for a couple of days, that it could happen at any time, and when I come home we will have a little sister. He seems very excited, so I am hopeful that it will be an easy transition. Although the due date is interfering with Thanksgiving, I am thankful that he will be out of school so we can spend time together as a family.
I have received so many gifts and well wishes and cards in the mail…many from people I don’t know and have never even met. I am struggling to catch up on Thank You cards, but if you haven’t heard from me, please know that I am beyond grateful and appreciative. I have been blessed more than I could ever imagine, and you are all in my thoughts every day as I give thanks.
I do have posts lined up for next week and the weeks following. Some are mine, and some are guest posts from some really great blog friends who are kind enough to help a mama out.
Hopefully I will have baby photos for you VERY SOON!!!
Thank you again for everything. Have a very happy Thursday!!