all of a sudden, it’s close. i have 6 weeks to go until i’m ripe at 40 weeks and at my due date. 5 1/2 weeks, really. 39 more days. i’m kind of speechless…cuz, ya know, 39 days is like….nothin’.
the closer i get to meeting the little lyon, the more my mind wanders. what’s he going to look like? what’s our life going to be like? what traits will he get from nate and i? what’s it going to feel like to have him not in my big ol belly? and when i can’t sleep at night (which, by the way, is almost every night), i think about what’s important to us as parents-to-be. what do we want him to know that we wish we knew earlier? what are we going to pass to him as values? you get the point. since i haven’t been sleeping much, i’ve had a lot of time for ideas to stir in my head about these things. if i could tell him today what i know is important in life, it’d go something like this –
regret is the worst.
you hear it all the time. “you don’t want to do something you’ll regret!”. to heck with that. i say, you don’t want to not do something you’ll regret. take the chances. listen to your gut, and do the things you wanna do. i’ve never heard of anyone regret trying. if you fail, at least you know you gave it your best – that’s a lot easier to swallow than regret.
fill your life with people you love.
it’s way too easy to go through life focusing on things. houses, cars, jobs, whatever. but the people – those are irreplaceable. the happy old couples you see in life are happy because of each other, not anything else.
if you inherit the worry-gene, i sincerely apologize right now. i blame my mom for it every day, and once you’re old enough, i’ll let you help me give her grief 😉 and if anyone needs to take this advice to heart, it’s me.
i could go on and on, but i feel like i should be sitting on oprah’s yellow couch or something. point is, i can’t wait for him to be here, so we can not only be husband and wife, but we can be parents together, and start our new journey 🙂
one of my good friends (who happens to be an amazing photographer), tiffany rebecca shot some maternity photos this weekend for us. i just love this one and can’t wait to see the rest! thanks again, tiff!!
how far along? 34 weeks.
maternity clothes? oh ya. skirts, yoga pants, and gauchos galore!
sleep? is a distant thing of the past 🙁
best moment of the week? a surprise mini-shower thrown by some of my colleagues and friends – i was totally surprised and blown away by everyone’s excitement for the little lyon!
movement? yep! kicks and turns and moves, but you can tell it’s getting tighter in there for him!
symptoms: the back pain is still the worst symptom by far – mostly caused by a back issue i’ve had for years that’s just aggravated much more now. it’s better with the chiropractor, though!
milestones: i made our little guy some blankets – 2 mini blankets for when he’s just a nugget, and one nice big blanket for his keepsake “blankie”. let’s just say i’m definitely an amateur when it comes to the sewing machine, but it’s all done and ready!
miss anything? still missing sleep…and vente starbucks drinks.
food cravings: i caved. after our childbirth class last sunday, we totally went to mcdonalds and i got my cheeseburger. best. cheeseburger. of. my. life.
belly button in or out? out, way out.
wedding rings on or off? on still – somehow!
looking forward to: my mom, sister, and nephew flying in next week for my baby shower!