Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pregnancy Diary: Week 39

Only one more week until people start freaking out when they find out when I'm due, and look at me like I am crazy for not being induced yet. Ok, so that only happened once before, but still. People expect you to be laid up on the couch all day, and God forbid you actually...lift something. There is no reason to not keep living as normal, if you are able to. Sure, I may waddle instead of walk, and look very silly trying to get up off the floor. But the laundry still needs to be carried down to the basement, groceries need to be brought into the house and my 33lb+ 2 year old occasionally needs to be held by mommy.

I am feeling pretty well still, although I woke up yesterday with a sore throat. I was out late Wednesday night, and only got 6 hours of sleep. I think my body just got run down. Hopefully it won't last too long.

I had an appointment last Wednesday with my midwife. Everything is looking good, but it seems like this boy isn't quite sure where he wants to be. We are both pretty certain the head is down, but he seems to be rotating between Right Occiput Posterior (his back on my right side, which is what Will was), to Posterior (his back is laying on my back, which makes for harder labor). The past couple of days he seemed to be back in the ROC position, but as I write this he feels more posterior to me. I go back this Wednesday (assuming he doesn't come before then) and she will check me to make sure his head is down.

I have really been trying lately to savor every moment as it is. I find myself living for the next day; for the next fun event. Always wishing that nap time would just hurry up and get here, instead of cherishing the moments I have being alone with Will. Thinking that if I just get through these next couple of days, the weekend will be here. I was so excited about being pregnant again (not that I'm not anymore), loving my pregnant belly, and feeling the baby move. Now it's almost over. When Will was born I was constantly, anxiously, looking forward to his next milestone: Rolling over, sitting, crawling, etc. Instead of just completely savoring the sweet newborn stage.

So, for now, I will love, cherish and be grateful to feel my sweet baby move inside my womb. Regardless of where he decides to kick his little legs....

39 Weeks Pregnant With Samuel

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pregnancy Diary: Week 38

It just hit me. I will be having this baby in just about 2 weeks.....maybe even less! He will be here in no time at all! I have been thinking so much about the labor part; Making sure I have everything I need, and trying my best to have everything in its place for Baby Day. Thinking about Christmas and trying to get all the buying/making and wrapping of as many gifts as I can before baby comes. I have had no time to dwell on the fact that after all this planning goes into effect, there will be a baby, My baby, and the whole cycle will start again....

Being up all night with a baby who just won't stop crying, and becoming slightly delirious from lack of sleep. Wearing baby spit up stained clothes for days on end, and smelling like it to. Rushing to take a shower while baby sleeps, only to have him wake up screaming while you still have shampoo in your hair and only one leg is shaved. Lugging around that heavy car seat, and forgetting to pack enough diapers in the diaper bag. Thinking you can get all your errands done before baby wants to eat again, which, of course, always results in having to nurse in the car. But you know what I have to say to that?

Bring it on, Baby. Bring. It. On.

38 Weeks

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pregnancy Diary: Week 37

I take back what I said last week about being fine with going past my due date. Oy. That pretty much describes how I am feeling these days. Tomorrow (the 14th) officially marks my 37th week, and I give my full permission to this babe to come as soon as he wants after that. I am so much more uncomfortable this time around, it's ridiculous! I look, feel and sound like a giant pig when it comes to getting out of bed in the morning. Using only my upper body (because my abs are MIA) to push myself up to a sort of side sitting position, I slowly scootch my way towards the edge of the bed. All the while I am grunting and groaning, and my pelvis is making these popping noises. Now that can't be good.

Once I am up and running waddling it gets a bit easier to maneuver myself around. Although, picking up toys has turned into kicking toys in the general direction of where they belong.

Aside from the achyness, I am feeling pretty well. I really would like to make it past Thanksgiving. That way I can eat all I want, let my stomach hang out, and no one would be of the wiser. Doesn't get much better then that!

37 Weeks Pregnant with Samuel

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pregnancy Diary: Week 36

Getting down to the wire here! One more week I will officially be full term, and will have the go ahead for a home birth. Everything still looking good at my appointment this week. Measuring a little small, but I have been continually growing and gaining weight. That's all that really matters. I had my first little taste of heartburn (for this pregnancy) last week. Almost made it through with none! (We had some friends over, and I was eating yummy food too late. That's what did it!)  By this time with Will my shoes were a bit snug, and my wedding rings were stuck. But so far, I have had no noticeable swelling. My rings still slip right off!

Sam is quite the active little guy! Hopefully he will calm down once he is out here. His head is down, down, down and causing his mama quite the discomfort. These past couple of days have been pretty tough dealing with even more than normal lower abdominal/pelvic pain. My midwife was saying it is typical to be achier earlier the second pregnancy. Praying it subsides soon. Going to take a hot bath, and hopefully that will help!

I got all things baby/birth related finished on time. Now focusing on getting all things Christmas done before baby comes! I have a feeling that this guy is going to surprise us early. Not that I am getting my hopes up or anything. I was 4 days late with Will, and was perfectly fine with it.

I am kind of sad that this pregnancy is almost over. It all went by too fast. I am trying to enjoy every moment he stays safe inside my womb, yet it is sometimes hard when it gets so uncomfortable. I am very much looking forward to meeting this little one though. Wondering if he'll have his daddy's pretty blue eyes or if he will match his brother and mama with big brown ones. Wondering if he will come out looking huge like his big brother did or if he will be a bit tinier. That day will come soon enough though. For now, I will try to savor these last few moments as a family of 3.

36 Weeks Pregnant with Samuel

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

And His Name Shall Be Called...

This is the first time I (we) really had to think about what to name this second son of ours. Will was easy. It was a "Wanna do the 3rd?" "Yeah, sounds good." kind of thing.

We'd had an idea of a couple boys names we liked, even before I was expecting. But when we got prophesied over back in January of this year, we new exactly which name we would choose for our next son. I'd like to share a little bit of the transcript from our presbytery:

"Do you guys have any kids?  One kid?  Get ready for more!  Because the Lord says, “I'm going to bless your household with multiple children.”  Multiple children.  Particularly, do you have a son?  Well, there’s another one coming, and this one’s going to be a real daddy’s boy.  He’s going to be attached to you, brother, like (white on rice?).  So, get ready for this one.  And he’s going to follow in his father’s footsteps, and God’s going to raise up this young man to be a prophet in the house of the Lord.  So, be ready.  I don’t know when.  It’s your timing or God’s timing.  But it’s going to happen, and he’s going to be a prophet so be ready for this one."

It was just amazing hearing those words from God! This child hadn't even been conceived, yet we were getting a glimpse at Gods wonderful plan for his life. I got teary eyed hearing it. Which, for me (not pregnant) is big.

Now, no one (but us) knew at the time that we were already planning on trying to conceive the very next month, and just about 2 months after those words were spoken I got pregnant! Although he didn't specify that our next child would be this son he spoke about, I was never very doubtful that it wasn't.

One of the names we liked for a boy was Samuel. Once we heard those prophetic words, it was a no brainer that Samuel would be the name for this second son of ours.

It took us a bit longer to choose a middle name. I love the idea of using family names, especially surnames. I've never been the type to just search through a baby name book, and pick a name that sounds good with no personal meaning to it. Many people had their opinions about what name to use, but I never let that sway me. As long as Dean and I agree on a name, that's all that mattered. There were some good options mentioned, but none really stood out to us. But, we have finally come to an agreement on a name for our son, due to arrive in just a few short weeks! And his name shall be called....

Samuel Leonard Eaton! (Samuel meaning "His Name Is God." Leonard meaning "Brave As A Lion" and is also Dean's mothers maiden name.)