Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bittersweet Ending

Things I will miss about being pregnant-

*Being in constant awe of my body
*Baby hiccups
*The sweet looks you get from strangers
*No worrying about my weight
*Providing for another human 24/7
*Not having a period
*Feeling/seeing movement
*Having the baby with me every second
*Being able to experience the greatest miracle possible

I have had a nearly perfect pregnancy. My body may have not cooperated in getting pregnant, but we made up for it during the pregnancy. I cant believe our 40 week run is almost over. It is bittersweet. One one hand, I can not wait to meet this little boy. On the other, I don't want to return to the infertile world and obsess about when we will get pregnant next time. We know when we will be doing a FET and lets just say, its pretty soon. :)

I still need to catch movement on our video camera and plan on letting the kids paint my belly next weekend. After I complete those two tasks, Mama says Peanut can come anytime..


Stephanie RN BSN (to be!) said...

I can't believe you are so close to the end...it seems like just yesterday you posted your positive pregnancy test. Enjoy the last days/weeks of carrying your precious little peanut.

Suzanne said...

This post really hit home for me because I was feeling the same way. While I was becoming incredibly uncomfortable with the twins, I didn't want it to end. Now that they are here, I find myself wanting to feel them again. They are in good care in the hospital but it was different when they were with me all the time. I could protect them and know they were safe.
But, when I see them and get to interact with them, it's all worth it! You will be so in love with your son!

kim_brough said...

I'm sure it hasn't to you, but your pregnancy has just flown by to me! Be sure and stop and spend time with your son without the worry, without the stress of being an ifertile couple. You'll be a family now! (Easier said than done, I know)

WantWait&Pray said...

CRAZY that your baby will be here so soon. Your pregnancy FLEW by for me...I can't believe he will be here soon!
You'll be an amazing mama- can't wait to see the little guy!

Maggie said...

Been following your blog after stumbling on it the day you found out you were pregnant- so excited for you!!!

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to see this little boy! There are so many wonderful things about being pregnant but nothing compares to holding him/her in your arms that first time!

Meant to be a mom said...

Enjoy every last second of pregnancy. I do miss being pregnant. Its like the best thing in the world to have your baby out and to cuddle them in your arms but I still am having pregnancy withdrawals. I can't wait to go through it all again.

Look forward to your angel baby but take in every last memory of your pg. Until next time that is. Because us infertile girls WILL be pregnant again, I just know it.

Joy said...

Well you will get to continue providing for another human 24/7 for sure, LOL! *wink*

Baby movements are definitely the most missed in my book.

Saffy said...

24 more days (ish) - wowzer! Congrats - and I think those feelings are really normal - I miss being pregnant even though I now have this beautiful little girl who constantly amazes me in that we created her. Gush Gush new parent Gush :) All the very best for a happy delivery!

Dianne said...

Wow, your boy will be here soon!! But just think Baby's first Christmas!!!!

Also we will have to do FET's to get pregnant again also (unless God has a sense of humor!) I am think at least 6 months for us. My RE said that as soon as you stop breast feeding then you can do it. Has your's mentioned anything like that?

Melissa said...

Hey, I just found your blog. Congrats on your pregnancy! Pretty soon you will have that sweet baby in your arms - its SO surreal. I went thu IVF and my daughter just turned 1 yesterday. I no longer think about if/when/how we will get pregnant again. For me that changed- I just enjoy every moment I have with my daughter because I am lucky to have her....if God blesses me with another baby that would be great but I am not dwelling on it (like I did before IVF ) Enjoy your sweet baby and Congrats!!

Shelly Powers said...

Just a little encouragement for you... i have a friend that went through invetro to get prego with her first baby... and ended up having a huge surprise and got prego the "ole fashion way" the second time and her babies are 10 months apart. So you never know! Enjoy your last few days of just you and your hubby! Blessing and Good luck with your baby!

twondra said...

This is a real sweet post...and proves you're going to be a great mommy!!

cady said...

I can't believe how fast your pregnancy has gone by to me. Mine has seemed to drag! I will miss all of those things after our little girl is born too, especially the movement. I just can't get enough of that.

Once Upon A Time said...

I can totally understand those feelings. I am sure I'll be in the same place in a few months.

I gave you an award on my blog. :)