Friday, March 5, 2010

Preparing for our girl...

Finishing touches, that's all that's left to do before our little one makes her debut. Her "last" load of laundry is in the wash as my fingers are typing away. Who knew tiny socks and receiving blankets could add up to 3 loads (in an 'he' washer mind you!)? Our bag is almost packed and the hospital called me today to confirm my due date so I could be pre-registered. My, my how the time has flown. I have to admit, there are a lot of things I am going to miss about being pregnant. I know, I know, I have no idea how wonderful it will be when Scarlett is here and I can see her precious face, but I cannot help but be a little sad that this part of my journey is nearing an end. I hear a lot of people talk about how terrible pregnancy is... as if it is a sickness, but I have to disagree. I have never felt so alive. I will miss thinking about Scarlett every time I feel her little limbs kick and punch.... no matter how painful it is to be kicked in the ribs at all hours of the day! I will miss knowing that Scarlett is warm, safe and protected riding just below my heart all day long. A couple things I won't miss... swollen feet and ankles, the often panicky feeling that I have just peed myself and many other "comical" experiences my body has been subjected to. I only pray that this will be the first of many pregnancies where I will get to have the honor to carry my child as the Lord knits him/her together inside of me.
So, as I sit here and stare at our suitcase, wondering when the moment will be that we will zip it up and head out the door, I am just remembering what a joy it has been to walk this journey.

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  1. Hopefully this isn't too "vulgar" for you... but there were times near the end when we were having sex, and I would suddenly feel like I was peeing. I would quickly ask Ricky if I was wetting him, and he'd look at me like I was being silly and say 'no.' Bladder control is SO NICE to get back! ;)