Sunday, May 29, 2011

5 Days Till Due Date

Today I am exactly 39 weeks and 2 days! It still amazes me that 9 months have gone by and that Mike and I are finally at the part in this journey were we will be welcoming our beautiful daughter into this world! I remember the day I found out I was pregnant, I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember the overwhelming love and joy I felt when I first saw that little blue plus sign. I feel so blessed that God chose me to be Chloe's Mom! I love daydreaming about what its going to be like to see her beautiful face and to hold her in my arms.

Ahhh its so difficult to be patient and its such a strange feeling to know that the most exciting, life changing day of my life is going to happen at any moment but I don't know when exactly. I don't know the day my daughter will be born, or at what time, or where I will be when I go into labor. I haven't the slightest clue, everything is a surprise, which is difficult for someone like me to grasp because I have always liked to have everything planned out.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

10 Days Till Due Date

Only 10 days left until my due date!! I cant wait to finally meet my little girl face to face!! Everyday I am just anxiously awaiting for her arrival. I am hoping that one morning I will wake up and just know that today's the day my baby will be born, that I would get some sort of feeling.

This past weekend was an interesting one for me. For one thing I was having lots of contractions and cramping. The contractions felt a lot stronger then the ones I was having last week but they would always stop after an hour at a time. On Sunday I felt terrible, I didn't get any sleep from the night before and all day I just felt really off. I was having lots of contractions and nothing I was doing would make them go away so Mike and I thought that maybe I was actually going into labor. Nope, after a couple hours they went away. I felt really nauseous and after getting sick and laying down for a little bit the contractions slowed down and then completely stopped. This past weekend I was so emotional as well. I honestly couldn't stop crying. I have no idea what was going on with me but it was definitely an exhausting weekend. So far this week I seem to be doing much better. I am not having any contractions, I am sleeping well again and I don't feel the need to cry every second. I just want to have my baby in my arms already, I am done being pregnant now!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Full Term

-- Full term and so excited! --

My sweet baby girl could come at anytime, what an incredible feeling that gives me! On Saturday night I started to have contractions, they lasted for an hour and then went away. Even though they didn't lead into labor it is still pretty exciting to me knowing that my body is getting ready for the big day.

On Friday I had my last day of work, which was exciting and sad at the same time. I have been babysitting this little boy for almost 3 years now. I feel so blessed to have been able to watch him grow over the years and its been so much fun to see his personality form. This family that I worked for have become my family and both Mike and I are so grateful to know them and have them in our lives.  I am trying to not look at this as goodbye because we plan on still staying in touch and seeing them as often as we can.

Well that's all for now, I am just sitting here waiting patiently for Chloe's big arrival!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

These Past 9 Months

I am officially 9 months pregnant now! I know I say it over and over again but I cant believe how fast this pregnancy has gone by. These past months have been so special to me, the day I found out I was pregnant was the best day of my life, and the day that my husband and I welcome our beautiful daughter into this world will be even more incredible then I can even imagine. Sometimes I just sit and daydream about the day that Chloe arrives, I get so emotional thinking about seeing her for the first time, to finally hold her and kiss her and breath her in. God has truly blessed me so much!

Here are a few of my favorite things about these past 9 months....

:: Telling our family that we are expecting, it means so much to me how excited everyone is to meet Chloe, she is one loved little girl.

:: Feeling Chloe's little flutters for the first time, and all the flutters, kicks, punches, and rolls I have felt since then.....I'm going to miss feeling her inside of me.

:: The day we found out that we were going to have a baby girl, I cant even express how truly happy that made me.

:: Growing closer to Mike through this journey.

:: Watching Mike's excitement grow as we get closer and closer to meeting our daughter.

:: Watching my belly grow, and grow, and grow.

:: Seeing my daughter for the first time in a ultrasound.

:: Learning so much more about myself through this journey.

:: Having my Mom fly in from Chicago for the weekend just so she could be at our baby shower.

:: Being able to experience pregnancy, I feel so blessed that God choose me to be a Mother and even though I sometimes feel very uncomfortable I wouldn't trade this for anything.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Beautiful Start to May

In 4 days I will be 9 months pregnant, In 11 days I will be considered full-term! Its so surreal to me how close I am to meeting my daughter, my due date is June 3rd but Chloe could decide to arrive into this world this month! I have to admit I wouldn't mind one bit if Chloe wanted to come in May and with the way things are looking its definitely a possibility. We had a ultrasound on Thursday and Chloe's estimated weight is already 6 lbs and 7 oz! She was measuring at 37 weeks and a couple days. My baby has been measuring ahead throughout this whole pregnancy so I don't know if that means my due date is wrong or what but that would be so exciting if I had my baby this month! I know I really shouldn't get to excited, Chloe will come whenever she is ready, whether it be early or late. I just really want to meet my baby girl already! Anyways, the ultrasound looked perfect Chloe is beautiful and healthy, and the doctor told me that my body is very good at making babies!

On Saturday Mike installed Chloe's car seat, we also have her pack n play set up next to our bed, and all of Chloe's clothes are washed and put away. I started packing Mike and I's and Chloe's labor bag for the birth center and my last day of work is on Friday the 13th. Everything is definitely coming together but, of course I still feel like I still have so much to do. I am trying to relax and just focus on whats important though.

Sunday was so beautiful here in Seattle, it was the perfect start to May! Mike and I decided to take our dog Blue to Alki Beach and go for a walk. We had a great time and walked for a couple miles. Both Blue and I were pretty tired afterwards!