Pregnancy is so unpredictable!

Last week I felt like I was absolutely done with carrying this baby! I’m sure everyone who’s been pregnant has been there once or twice during a pregnancy. The weird thing is, at the end, you think it’s going to get worse every day. I was having contractions all the time and really uncomfortable…but, these last few days, something has changed and I feel great! I’m still contracting and probably have the same level of pain but my outlook on life is totally different! I don’t understand how or why this happens but…I’ll take it. This week I feel like I could going for a while and I have tons of energy! I know that it’s fairly normal to get this surge of energy right before you go into labor so, I’m waiting.

I can’t wait to meet this little guy! I have an overwhelming amount of love for him already…amazing how that happens!

It’s an awesome thing waiting for your baby to be born. You are trying to relish every moment with older children, time with your spouse, time for yourself and of course getting your house ready (“nesting”). At the same time I’m knowing that at any moment my whole life has to be put on hold and everything will be focused on this baby. So, I’m moving forward completely planning every day life knowing it could all be for nothing. I’m not very good at releasing control…this is something I have to trust that the timing of the Lord is perfect.

I’m curious to know from all the mom’s that read my blog…what should I be doing my last couple of days/weeks before I have this baby! Give me an occupation/tasks to do…

I’m now 37 weeks and “full-term” so any day would be a good day! I’ll keep you posted!

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Kris - April 9, 2008 - 5:58 pm

SLEEP! 🙂

Kris - April 9, 2008 - 6:09 pm

and enjoy your time alone with Adriah. It won’t be the same once the baby arrives!

Kris - April 9, 2008 - 6:09 pm

and enjoy your time with Adriah. It won’t be the same once the baby arrives!

Shanda - April 10, 2008 - 5:50 am

Spend as much time has you can with Adriah, because as other have said, it will never be the same after the baby comes. So treasure those last few days of just “mommy and Adriah” that you have left. Here’s and ideal (LOL) keep it forever, photograph it! 🙂

Rachel - April 10, 2008 - 7:52 am

When I had Jesse, I wished that I had prepared a bunch of “grab and go” food so that when I was home alone with a nursing baby I wouldn’t have to worry about figuring out what to eat so that I was getting enough nutrition and how to get it made in my exhausted state.

For example, sandwiches can be frozen, and I found that to be wonderful once I was able to get around to it. I would just grab a half sandwich and a glass of milk if I needed some nourishment.

I will make you a bunch for your freezer if you want and bring them over when we come to meet our new nephew. ( :

Elisha - April 10, 2008 - 10:43 am

As mother of four, I had two boys and then got pregnant with twin identical girls, I suggest lots of sleep and to enjoy Adriah, its so overwhelming when the baby(ies) come home at first, just spend these last days/weeks giving her some extra one on one. Good luck with everything, can’t wait to hear what you name this little guy!!

PS I love your blog and check it a couple times a day 🙂

KS Dallas - April 10, 2008 - 11:56 am

My first response is SLEEP but if you want something to actually do… I would suggest putting together activity sets that you can play with Adriah when you aren’t occupied with the baby. If you have them all ready to go – then you just grab a tub or box or whatever and start playing with whatever activity you have set up for the day. This also gives Adriah one on one time as well as something to look forward to everyday.

Kristen - April 10, 2008 - 12:39 pm

Go on a date with your husband, read a quick read, sleep if you can, and enjoy your time with Adriah. I hope you have time for all of that! Blessings to you and your family!

Sandra - April 10, 2008 - 9:08 pm

Hi Noemi! I just realized through facebook that you have this blog! I’ll have to come by more often and visit.
I think these last few days (if you haven’t gone into labour yet…) you should definitely sleep, if you aren’t too uncomfortable. Also, go see a movie with hubby, have a crafty afternoon with Adriah, and take a loooong shower or bath. Lord knows you won’t be having any of those for a long time after baby arrives.
All the best with the labour! I’ll be thinking of you lots. Take care 🙂

Danielle - April 16, 2008 - 12:15 pm

Relax and spend time with Adriah. When our second child was born we made sure that the day was just as special for our oldest daughter as it was for the rest of the family. We bought a book about being big and ‘responsible’ and each of us wrote a note to our oldest right after the baby was born. Our daughter is six now and still loves the book 3 years later. We also had a her make a card for the new baby and had a birthday cake for the baby’s arrival. Our oldest sang “Happy Borthday” to the baby. It was very special!

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