4 weeks to go!
I can’t believe our baby is almost here. Tomorrow I am officially 4 weeks until the due date. I can’t begin to express the mixed emotions that run through my body. I am nervous, excited, scared, anxious, etc. I am sure that is something that all moms experience.
I cannot wait to hold him, kiss him, squeeze him, love him, etc. My husband and I are both filled with so much joy! In the last several of weeks it hit us. We are going to be parents soon! We are going to care for the life of something so innocent and precious.
I feel like I am ready. I have been nesting for the last two weeks. I think I have everything yet there is a list of many things that just needs to get done around the house and I can honestly tell you that I do not have the time. I work two jobs. A full time (40-43 hours a week) job and a part time (15-25 hours a week) job for the church. I still have been blessed to keep managing the household chores, I still do “some” of the cooking. lately my husband has taken up that task. He is so good! (Thanks babe… for EVERYTHING)
I have been blessed to have a very good pregnancy. No morning sickness, never have I gotten sick, not even a cold. I only have suffered from the normal back pains. No acid re-flux issues which I heard is very likely that most pregnant women get. I have lately gotten very uncomfortable in the way I sleep. I can’t seem to feel comfortable in bed, in the car, in a couch, everywhere. I try to do a lot of standing and moving around but after a while I am tired. Another blessing is that I am within normal weight gain range. I have only gained 21 pounds so far and this last month I should probably account for like maybe 4-5 more pounds. I think?
the doctors tell me everything is going great. I will however need a blood transfusion while admitted. I will also need my iron infusion treatments for my thalassemia right after the baby is born. he literally has sucked the blood out of me. I feel healthy and with a burst of energy. Should I be scared of that? Shouldn’t I be tired? I guess we have our days and I have my weeks. I just wish I had MORE time within the day to do more.
Tomorrow at work (one of my employers) is celebrating Mother’s Day with a nice huge luncheon. All those who are not mothers had to put in some money for the event. And well, it kind of took me by surprised that they had asked me. I know this topic is a bit controversial, but I was told that I am not a mother yet until the baby is born. My heart sank. I feel like a mother. I know I am already a mother. I didn’t fight it although I felt the need to but then I thought they might think I just didn’t want to put $ in. So I just left it at that. I know in my heart that I am a mom already and i told my husband that I do want to be celebrated this Sunday.
Lastly, I have big news ahead!!! I cannot say a thing until after the baby is born. I promise it is huge though! i have to bite my tongue! I am not good at keeping secrets or big news. But I have too! So, keep tuning in.